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Hertford and Stortford Liberal Democrats

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The Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community, and in which no-one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity.

Liberal Democrat vote share up in local elections

LibDEm Press vote share

Here in Hertford and Stortford the Liberal Democrat vote share jumped by 10 points in the local elections on 4 May, in line with the national trend. We came second to the Conservatives in total votes cast. That's a good start for the General Election 2017.

Vote Liberal Democrat in the General Election to stop a hard Brexit

Tim Farron addresses pro-EU rallyYou can help our campaign in Hertford and Stortford, by volunteering or donating. Become involved and help the Liberal Democrats stop a hard Brexit, and instead keep Britain open. tolerant and united.

Only the Liberal Democrats can prevent a Conservative majority.

Labour won't win any seats off the Conservatives.

But there are dozens of Conservative seats, including Hertford and Stortford, where the Lib Dems are the challengers. The only way to stop Theresa May winning a majority is by the Lib Dems winning in those seats.

The only way to prevent a Conservative majority is by voting Liberal Democrat.

Help us to mount a strong campaign here in Hertford and Stortford by volunteering or donating.

Campaigning in Hertford and Stortford

Canvassing 22 April 2017

Canvassing in Bishop's Stortford

The planned-canvassing session in Bishop's Stortford East had a different energy following the news of the General Election. Lots of people who normally vote Conservative or Labour were expressing support for the Liberal Democrats because we are opposing hard Brexit.

If you'd like to join in campaigning, or would be willing to put up a poster, please visit our volunteer page, or click to donate.

Petitioning for Road Safety for Bishop's Stortford Residents

London Rd petition

Local LibDem campaigner, Mione Goldspink has launched a petition to cut the speed limit to 20mph in a dangerous stretch of the London Road, in Bishop's Stortford. A recent tragic fatal accident on this thoroughfare has served to remind everyone of just how hazardous this route can be for pedestrians. To sign online, click here.

LibDems react to Theresa May's Brexit speech

Tim Farron - key Europe planTim Farron, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, has criticised the Prime Minister for declaring that she is taking Britain out of the Single Market and denying the British people a say on the final deal in her speech on 17 January.

Tim Farron said: "Theresa May has confirmed Britain is heading for a Hard Brexit. She claimed people voted to Leave the Single Market. They didn't. She has made the choice to do massive damage to the British economy.

"Theresa May also made clear that she will deny the people a vote on the final deal. So instead of a democratic decision by the people in the country, she wants a stitch-up by politicians in Westminster. The people voted for departure, they should be given a vote on the destination. This is a theft of democracy.

"This speech was a mixture of vague fantasies and toothless threats to our nearest neighbours. At the moment Britain needs friends more than ever, she has succeeded in uniting the rest of Europe against her.

"When it comes to British prosperity and British democracy, she is waiving the white flag from the White Cliffs of Dover.

"Only the Liberal Democrats are fighting to keep Britain open, tolerant and united, and are the real opposition to the Conservative Brexit government."

Here in East Herts, Brexit brings significant threats - to the tight connections with the rest of the EU through Stansted Airport, to the livelihoods of people commuting into London and working in the finance sector, to workers from other parts of the EU who are filling skills shortages in our hospitals.

If you too are worried about this: join the Liberal Democrats and make a difference, and read more about the LibDem plan for Europe.

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The Liberal Democrats are the only party fighting to keep Britain open, tolerant and united, and committed to continue to campaign for the UK to remain a member of the EU.

Open means open-hearted, open-minded, forward-looking, mod­ern, green, internationalist and pro-European. We believe Britain is at its best when it is creative, innovative and outward-looking, comfortable in the fast-changing modern world and open to the opportunities and challenges of globalisation and the digital revolution.

Tolerant means diverse, com­passionate and generous. We will always fight injustice and stand up for the underdog, the outsider, the individual, the minority and the vulnerable against the powerful.

United means we will always put the interests of the whole United Kingdom first. We reject the divisions in society, whether between young and old, urban and rural, leave and remain, or between regions and nations. We believe we are stronger - as communities, as a country and as a world - when we work together in our common interest.

If this sounds like you too, join us.

Liberal Democrats are back: standing up for local people and fighting against hard Brexit. We're winning by-elections across the country and our vote was up significantly on 4 May: support us on 8 June.

Lib Dem by-election wins 2016-17