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  • Stephen Barrett's Plan for Hertsmere
    Article: Dec 6, 2019

    Liberal Democrat candidate for Hertsmere, Stephen Barrett, has a positive plan to build a brighter future for Hertsmere. Stephen offers Hertsmere voters a credible alternative to the divisive policies of Conservatives and Labour:

    1. Stop Brexit

    Electing a Liberal Democrat government is the only way to get the Brexit process over. The national humiliation of Brexit puts so much at risk - the NHS, public services, jobs across the country, scientific collaboration, peace in Northern Ireland, the unity of the UK, our ability to tackle global crises such as climate change and our global reputation as a country that is confident and outward-facing. By keeping the UK in the EU, we can get on with tackling the real issues facing our country, using the Remain Bonus of £50 billion to invest in public services and tackle inequality.

  • Article: Nov 27, 2019

    County Council votes to oppose further expansion of Luton Airport


    Hertfordshire County Council has voted to oppose further expansion of London Luton Airport. At a full council meeting on 26 November, the council voted unanimously to object to the proposed expansion plans on the grounds that expansion of London Luton Airport to 32 mppa would result in unacceptable harm to the environment.

  • Article: Nov 22, 2019

    The Liberal Democrats have a long and proud record of thinking globally and acting locally on climate and the environment. Whilst personal actions -- to use energy efficiently, to reduce waste and our carbon footprints -- are vital, it's clear that it's not enough. A global emergency demands action on an international scale. That means aligning closely with other countries to maximise the scale - and results - of each step taken. Click below to see our plans!

  • Scrap rates
    Article: Nov 21, 2019

    Dynamic, entrepreneurial businesses are a force for good. Our country is blessed by tens of thousands of such brilliant businesses and it's time we celebrated the contribution business makes to our economy and society - jobs, incomes, prosperity.

    Conservative Party infighting over the country's relationship with the EU has resulted in a collapse in business confidence, and they seek worsen the damage by dragging us out of our most productive trade relationship with our neighbours and increasing red tape*. Under us, unlike the Tories, UK PLC won't waste so much money in duplication and triplication of digital infrastructure in our richer, urban areas - whilst leaving untouched poorer communities and rural areas.

  • Lib Dem Skills Wallet promotional image
    Article: Nov 20, 2019

    Skills Wallet invests in our people to succeed in tomorrow's workplace

    New technologies are continuously disrupting the labour market, and our education system is struggling to keep up. The skills shortage costs UK businesses £4.4 bn a year, and more than two-thirds of employers are struggling to find people with the skills they need*. As some jobs become automated and new occupations are created, effective adult education is becoming more urgent to keep our economy competitive, close the productivity gap, and enable everyone to reach their full potential. That's where the Liberal Democrats' Skills Wallet comes in.

  • Article: Nov 17, 2019

    Liberal Democrats believe that in 21st century Britain, discrimination is something none of us should need to fear. That we should all have the same opportunities regardless of where we come from or our circumstances. And that our children and grandchildren can be who they want to be without any fear of persecution or intrusion.

  • Knife crime
    Article: Nov 15, 2019

    People should feel safe in their homes and on their streets. But this is not how it is for too many people today: knife crime has increased by over 75 per cent since 2015; homicides are at their highest rate for a decade; robberies and thefts are increasing and almost all go unsolved; and there are more and more places in the country where people simply don't see police officers.

  • Stephen Barrett Liberal Democrat Hertsmere
    Article: Sep 10, 2019

    Stephen Barrett: Hertsmere's Lib Dem Candidate

    A District Councillor and the School Business Leader of a large state secondary school, Stephen has the integrity, determination and energy to lead a winning Lib Dem campaign in Hertsmere.

    "We are going through truly extraordinary times and one thing is clear above all else: Brexit must be stopped. Conservative MPs like Oliver Dowden are putting career before country, taking us to the very extremes of a hard no-deal Brexit. I will be standing to represent the people of Bushey, Borehamwood, Elstree, Radlett, Shenley, Potters Bar and all the villages in between, leading the Liberal Democrat campaign in Hertsmere to present a clear alternative to this lurch to the hard right. The Liberal Democrats are unambiguous in their opposition to Brexit and the number one choice for people at the next general election who want to end this endless Brexit nightmare.

  • Jane Dodds wins Brecon and Radnorshire
    Article: Aug 11, 2019

    This is the beginning of something wonderful!

    It may have a week ago that our newest MP, Jane Dodds, joined the ranks, but we in Hertsmere are still absolutely thrilled.

    We may not be local, but her success has definitely given us an amazing boost.

    Her addition to the Liberal Democrat MP's has meant that there is a majority of only one for the Conservative/DUP coalition.

  • Page: Aug 11, 2019

    "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 which no-one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity."