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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.

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Congratulations to the new Liberal Democrat Leader: Jo Swinson

Jo Swinson, just after her election

Read her acceptance speech

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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 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.

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.

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Recent updates from the Liberal Democrats

  • Article: Jul 31, 2019

    In Uxbridge and South Ruislip Boris Johnson is big on words, little on action, and completely lost when it comes to listening. When I talk with constituents, three key issues come up time and again: Brexit, Heathrow, and Police presence in the constituency.

    On Heathrow, his words were just sound and bluster, leading to disappointment for local residents

  • Article: Jul 28, 2019

    The appointment of Dominic Cummings should send shivers down the spines of UK citizens.

    This is a man who has peddled lies and flouted the truth for sheer, cynical political gain.

    The dark arts that he proffers should have no place in Government, and no place in Downing Street.

    That is why I have written to Cabinet Secretary Sir Mark Sedwill calling on him to block the appointment of Dominic Cummings as an Advisor to Boris Johnson on grounds of suitability.

  • Article: Jul 28, 2019

    By announcing his intention to resign Jared is doing the right thing - both for himself and his constituents.

    People in Sheffield will now get their chance to have their say, both on Boris Johnson's dangerous Conservative Government and on Jeremy Corbyn's failure to provide effective opposition at a time of national crisis.

  • Article: Jul 26, 2019

    I have been hugely touched by the many messages I have received since the result of the Leadership election was declared on Monday afternoon.

    Thank you to everyone that supported me, and thank you so much to my incredible campaign team.

    I am incredibly proud of our campaign we fought - and know we made a huge difference to the party.

  • Article: Jul 26, 2019

    The likes of Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage like to talk about an 'Australian-style' immigration system because it sounds tough.

    But as with most things Johnson says, it's actually completely meaningless.

    The UK had a points-based system, but it didn't work and was effectively scrapped 8 years ago.

    The idea that bringing it back would restore public confidence is nonsense.

    Now, instead of a plan to fix our immigration system, Johnson is commissioning yet another pointless review.

  • Article: Jul 26, 2019
    By Mione Goldspink in Bishop's Stortford Flyer

    Local Matters with Mione Goldspink April 2019

    I am writing this piece in the middle of March, just before the Annual Town Meeting. All residents have the opportunity to attend and to question our Town Councillors about problems and general situations in the Town. These meetings are usually poorly attended, and I wonder why. I suspect it is because people have lost all faith in the political system, and they take the view that there is really no point in attending, because it will not make even one jot of difference. Politicians will do whatever they like. The Tories control all three Councils, and there is virtually no opposition at Town or District

  • Article: Jul 26, 2019
    By Mione Goldspink in Bishop's Stortford Flyer

    Local Matters with Mione Goldspink March 2019

    March 2019 will be the fateful month when Great Britain and Northern Ireland will leave the European Union - unless a miracle occurs which could save us all from this self-inflicted folly. I know that the democratic vote in 2016 was in favour of Leaving by 52% to 48%. This split in the vote demonstrated very clearly that we are a divided nation.

  • Article: Jul 26, 2019
    By Mione Goldspink in The Stortford Flyer

    Local Matters with Mione Goldspink July 2019

    The European Elections on May 23rd came very quickly after the Town and District Council Elections on the 2nd May, which was very hard work for campaigners. However, the results were most gratifying for the Liberal Democrats, as we gained 2 new MEPs for the Eastern Region. The turn-out was 36.37%, and the final results were: 3 Brexit, 2 Lib Dem, 1 Green and 1 Conservative MEPs - making 7 Members of the European Parliament to represent our region. I still find it bizarre that the Brexit Party, whose sole ambition is for the UK to exit from the European Union, should wish to send members there. If the new Brexit MEPs do take their seats and do take their allowances, I hope most fervently that they will behave in a courteous and constructive manner.

  • Article: Jul 26, 2019
    By Mione Goldspink in The Stortford Flyer

    Local Matters with Mione Goldspink June 2019

    The Local Election results were good for the Liberal Democrats, and I am writing as a delighted member of the Lib Dem team. We now have 5 Town Councillors out of 17, and 4 District Councillors from Bishop's Stortford (out of 13), and, with 2 other Lib Dem and 2 Labour and 2 Greens from across the District, we will provide some opposition. The Tories still have huge majorities on both Councils, but at least we have broken their stranglehold, and we can offer some scrutiny and opposition. We are hugely grateful to everyone who voted for us, and we are determined to work hard to justify the trust which has been placed in us. We acknowledge the disappointment which was suffered by the standing Councillors who were defeated, and we applaud the dignified way in which they accepted their defeat.

  • Article: Jul 25, 2019

    In Uxbridge and South Ruislip Boris Johnson is big on words, little on action, and completely lost when it comes to listening. When I talk with constituents, three key issues come up time and again: Brexit, Heathrow, and Police presence in the constituency.

    On Heathrow, his words were just sound and bluster, leading to disappointment for local residents