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RIP Mike Wood

RIP Mike Wood

1945-2019

A Fresh Start for Hertford & Stortford

Chris LucasGoodbye to Mark Prisk and hello to Chris Lucas

Introducing our candidate. Read more here.

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.

Bircherley Green - Don't waste this opportunity

This is a golden opportunity to put the public good ahead of private profit

The council needs to take advantage of this new chapter to put the needs of Hertford first, please read our statement on Bircherley Green here.

Tories deny Climate Emergency in East Herts

climate emergencyOn the 24th July, the Liberal Democrats put forward a motion to East Herts District Council to declare a Climate Emergency in East Herts.

The Conservative Party on the council heavily amended our motion, removing all reference to 'climate emergency' and replaced it with 'climate change' and removing many of the concrete actions. By this, the Tories at EHDC have declared that they do not consider climate change an emergency and showed that they do not understand or acknowledge the seriousness of the situation.

Please sign our petition to call on them to reconsider.

Membership Surge!

Libdem recruitment infographicLiberal Democrat membership is surging!

We're at 120,000 registered members and supporters. With Boris Johnson as PM and Jeremy Corbyn failing as the Opposition, the time to act is now.

Britain deserves better.
Demand better with the Lib Dems.

Join today: libdems.org.uk/join

Congratulations to the new Liberal Democrat Leader: Jo Swinson

Jo Swinson, just after her election

Read her acceptance speech

Click here to join the Liberal Democrats

Anti-Brexit March for Change, 22 July

East Herts for Europe, March for ChangeMembers of East Herts LibDems and friends from other parties in East Herts for Europe on the way to July's march.

European Election results in East Herts

We were in second place in the European Elections in East Herts. The Brexit Party came first, on 14,374, followed by Liberal Democrats on 11,090, Greens on 6,592, Conservatives on 4,953 and Labour on 2,234.

Stunning Gains in East Herts

We are pleased to announce that after the Town and District elections on 2nd May 2019, the number of local Liberal Democrats Councillors are as follows:

East Herts District Council: 6 (+6) *

Bishop's Stortford Town Council: 5 (+5)

Hertford Town Council: 2 (+2)

Sawbridgeworth: 1 (+1) *

Ware Town Council: 2 (+2)

*compared to 2015

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.

Recent updates from the Liberal Democrats

  • Article: Nov 7, 2019

    The UK should be leading the world on tackling the environment crisis. Our planet is on the brink of being irreparably damaged and we are responsible for that damage.

    The climate emergency is real and our planet is heating to unsustainable levels. Young people have taken to the streets because they're so worried that the Conservatives are failing to act.

  • Article: Nov 6, 2019

    The NHS is the envy of the world, but our mental health service is not. Waiting times are being missed, people are not being referred for the treatment they need, and often action is taken only when at 'crisis' point, or too late.

    That's why the Liberal Democrats are dedicated to transforming mental health services by treating them with the same urgency as physical health.

  • Article: Nov 6, 2019

    The Liberal Democrats are surging across the UK. We've won hundreds of council seats and 15 brilliant new MEPs - our best election results ever.

    People are tired of the same dreary offers from the Conservative and Labour parties. Whether it's the days of the empire or 1970s socialism, Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn want to take our country backwards.

  • Article: Nov 5, 2019
    By Liberal Democrats

    Today, we're kicking off the Liberal Democrats' Plan for the Future.

    At our general election campaign launch, leader Jo Swinson has declared that a Liberal Democrat government will Stop Brexit and use the £50 billion Remain Bonus to invest in public services and tackle inequality.

    This £50 billion injection to the areas that need it most can only be delivered by a Lib Dem government - we are the only party standing up to stop Brexit.

  • Article: Nov 5, 2019
    By Liberal Democrats

    Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn are running scared.

    That was the message coming across when ITV announced an election debate at the end of last week - but only between the two tired old parties.

    This is a stitch-up by Labour and the Conservatives. Two men having a cosy pro-Brexit debate and shutting out the woman leader of the strongest party of Remain. It's unacceptable, and we want to see it changed.

  • Article: Nov 4, 2019

    I am livid.

    It is unbelievable that the two Brexiteer leaders of the two old stale parties will be debating the politics of the past, meanwhile Jo Swinson the one leader who unequivocally represents remainers and wants to debate how we build a brighter future is left out of the conversation.

    The leader of the strongest party of Remain demanding a People's Vote deserves to be heard. You've already taken the first step towards making sure they #DebateHer.

  • Article: Nov 4, 2019

    Dear Dame Carolyn

    I am extremely disappointed that ITV are planning to exclude the Liberal Democrats from your General Election debate on 19th November.

    Corbyn and Johnson both are pursuing Brexit and represent the two tired establishment parties. A debate between just them offers no real alternative and stifles the conversation.

  • Article: Oct 31, 2019
    By Antoinette Sandbach

    Brexit has fundamentally rewritten the structure and shape of our politics.

    As the chief architect of Brexit, it has warped the values and principles of the Conservative Party most of all. It is therefore inevitable that politicians and the public take stock and look at the parties they support and assess whether they are fit for purpose.

  • Article: Oct 31, 2019
    By Liberal Democrats

    This election is a once in a generation opportunity to reshape our politics, and give hope to the millions of people who want a fairer, brighter future.

    That's why, today, we have launched our campaign slogan: Stop Brexit. Build a brighter future.

  • Article: Oct 29, 2019

    The Early Parliamentary Election Bill has just passed the Commons. It's full steam ahead for an election on the 12th December.

    It's likely to be the most important General Election in our lifetimes. And the Liberal Democrats are going into it as the only party that will stop Brexit on day 1.

    We're ready for this. We have an ambitious plan for the future of our country, where every single person and community can thrive. But we need your help if we're going to win - and here's how you can make that happen.