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  • Police Officers
    Article: Jan 27, 2021

    The latest survey conducted by the Police Federation shows that Hertfordshire Police has the lowest morale of any force in the country.

    Recently selected Liberal Democrat Police & Crime Commissioner candidate, Sam North is calling for urgent action to address this problem.

    Sam says, "As a former police officer, I know the strain that the police are currently under and the difficulties that both officers and staff face. This survey demonstrates with absolute clarity that change must come to Hertfordshire Police, and it must start at the very top. It is no longer good enough to overlook the needs of the officers and staff who work tirelessly, risking their lives daily to protect ours."

  • Claydon Station Today
    Article: Jan 24, 2021

    East West Rail which is a project aiming to restore rail links between Oxford and Cambridge and on to the East Coast towns of Norwich and Ipswich. It will form a much needed fast public transport link serving the economically important Oxford-Cambridge arc and beyond across the top of our East of England Region.

    The 1st phase of the Western Section from Oxford to Bicester Village is already operational. Through trains to London and connecting trains to Birmingham now run via a recently constructed new curve and junction between the existing Bicester North and Haddenham & Thame Parkway stations. This gives access to the Birmingham Moor Street - London Marylebone Main Line.

    It is the 2nd Phase of the Western Section that is more important for West Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, and yesterday (23rd January, 2021) the government announced on £760m of funding for the delivery of this next phase of East-West Rail by relaying the track from Bicester to Bletchley, including the rebuilding of the rail flyover in Bletchley and new platforms at the mainline station. This is estimated to mean 1,500 skilled jobs during the phase. When complete, planned for 2025, it will reinstate direct rail services between Bicester and Bletchley for the first time since 1968.

  • Sam North
    Article: Jan 24, 2021

    Sam North has been announced by Hertfordshire Liberal Democrats as their candidate for the upcoming Police and Crime Commissioner elections.

    Sam is a former police officer who is passionate about policing and crime prevention and has a deep understanding of the current limitations of the police service, of the difficulties that they face, and of the very real concerns that have been raised by the police time and time again.

  • EU flags, building, brexit
    Article: Jan 23, 2021

    The Liberal Democrats are the most pro-European party in British Politics

    I've always believed Britain is best when it is at the heart of Europe. And that belief doesn't stop now we have left the EU.

    By Ed Davey, Jan 20, 2021 6:01

    The Liberal Democrats are the most pro-European party in British politics. We truly believe that we are stronger together, and internationalism will always be one of our core values.

  • Lib Dem PCC Candidate Sam North
    Article: Jan 19, 2021

    Sam North has been announced by Hertfordshire Liberal Democrats as their candidate for the upcoming Police and Crime Commissioner elections. Sam is a former police officer who is passionate about policing and crime prevention and has a deep understanding of the current limitations of the police service, of the difficulties that they face, and of the very real concerns that have been raised by the police time and time again. Sam has set out a six-point plan for policing in Hertfordshire which includes: Supporting our Officers, Reducing Crime, Mental Health provision, Equality and Opportunity, 21st Century Policing and tackling Serious, Organised and Gang-Related Crime.

  • Article: Jan 17, 2021

    As with many other Dacorum Borough councillors, Cllr Nick Hollinghurst, one of the Liberal Democrat councillors representing the Tring West & Rural Ward, has received nearly 100 e-mails concerning the Dacorum Borough Council's Development Plan which is currently available for a preliminary public consultation.

  • EU NHS Workers
    Article: Jan 17, 2021

    The Government must take on my Bill to give NHS heroes the right to live in the UK

    We will continue fighting for healthcare workers' rights after my Bill to give them the indefinite leave to remain was effectively axed by the Tory government.

    By Christine Jardine, Jan 14, 2021 1:01

    I tabled the Immigration (Health and Social Care Staff) Bill 2019-21, which was due for its second reading on Friday.

  • Ebury Way
    Article: Jan 17, 2021

    Ebury Way is a quiet and much appreciated 3½ mile (5.6 km) traffic-free route through lakes and fields, linking Rickmansworth and Watford.

    It follows the route of an old railway line and crosses the Grand Union Canal and the three rivers - the Colne, the Chess and the Gade - which give Three Rivers District Council its name.

  • Students unable to access their campuses during lockdown
    Article: Jan 12, 2021

    Lib Dem Councillors and Activists from across Hertfordshire have written to the Vice Chancellor of the University of Hertfordshire asking for clarification regarding its position on rent expections for on-campus accommodation at the University. Lib Dem Hertford Rural candidate Daniel Newton says:

    'It is essential that students are supported at this worrying time. We want to work with the University to make sure they are not paying the price for services they cannot access.'

  • Capitol Hill
    Article: Jan 10, 2021

    Democracy and freedom can never be taken for granted

    Lib Dem Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Layla Moran responds to the Trump-inspired attacks on the US Capitol Building in Washington D.C.

    By Layla Moran MP, Jan 08, 2021

    Like you, I watched domestic terrorists and insurrectionists storm the US Capitol last night with a sense of horror and shock.