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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.

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  • Christopher Townsend
    Article: May 18, 2017

    The Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate, Dr Christopher Townsend, made a strong showing at a General Election Hustings last night.

    The Hustings held in the Great Hall of Berkhamsted Town Hall. They were organised by the Berkhamsted Citizens Association and were chaired by Mrs Lindy Foster-Weinreb.

  • Tim Farron
    Article: May 17, 2017

    Tim Farron, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, has issued a challenge - "I've told Britain's property developers: if you won't build houses, the Lib Dems will"

    "The Conservative government has given developers a carte blanche to play the property market at the expense of our citizens. And now the country's in crisis."

  • Tim Farron
    Article: May 17, 2017

    This is the Liberal Democrats' first election manifesto commitment; to invest an extra £6bn a year in our NHS & Social Care system.

    This new funding will be paid for through an immediate 1p rise on all rates of income tax.

    This funding will be ring-fenced to be spent only on the NHS and social care and will provide vital services with the money they desperately need until a longer-term solution can be found.

  • BCA Hustings 2017
    Article: May 16, 2017

    As usual at General Elections the Berkhamsted Citizens Association has organised a Hustings.

    This is to enable all the Candidates for the Constituency of South West Hertfordshire to explain their political positions and debate some of the issues.

    It will be held in the Great Hall of Berkhamsted Town Hall.

  • Mike Chapman canvassing
    Article: May 16, 2017

    The Liberal Democrat candidate for the Dacorum Borough Council By-Election in the Bovingdon, Flaunden and Chipperfield Ward is the former barrister and Bovingdon resident, Mike Chapman.

    The cause of the By Election is the resignation of one of the three Conservative councillors for failure to attend meetings.

  • Christopher Townsend Canvassing
    Article: May 9, 2017

    Christopher Townsend, a long time resident of Tring in the South West Herts Constituency, has been a Dacorum Borough Councillor for 8 years and currently serves on Tring Town Council. He is now to stand for Parliament as the Liberal Democrat Candidate on June 8th.

    Christopher Townsend opposes Theresa May's reckless pursuit of a "hard Brexit" and sees the government's policies as threatening jobs and... the economy.

    He wants to see the use of UK's overseas territories for tax avoidance reduced by further changes to the existing tax regulations. Money from reduced tax avoidance could go towards supporting social services and the NHS.

    Christopher believes that the UK's core values of liberalism and tolerance are under threat. "This election gives you the chance to stand up for tolerance," he says.

    He points out that the Lib Dems have proved themselves to be reliable and competent in government.

    Christopher has experience in local government and in the world of finance and commerce which he can put to good use in serving you as your next MP.

  • Nick No Glasses
    Article: May 7, 2017

    "Thank you, Tring," said Nick Hollinghurst on being re-elected to Hertfordshire County Council to represent the Tring Division.

    "It is a privilege and a pleasure to represent Tring and the surrounding villages," he added. "This is a beautiful area of the Chiltern Hills and it is noted for its strong community spirit and the friendliness of the people. I look forward to serving again for another four years."

  • Document: Apr 28, 2017
    822.82 KiB drawing or desktop publishing document

    News and Views about Tring and the Villages, county and national issues - with a Lib Dem flavour

  • Sally Symington Collar
    Article: Apr 6, 2017

    Sally Symington has lived near Potten End for twenty years. As Chair of Great Gaddesden Parish Council she campaigned for greater equity in expenditure on rural areas, improvements to the local broadband service, affordable rural housing, sensible and appropriate speed restrictions on rural roads and in particular restrictions on the weight and volume of traffic passing through the small but beautiful hamlet of Water End.

  • cash
    Article: Apr 6, 2017

    The average UK household has lost £21.31 in the past three months as supermarket prices rise due to Brexit inflation, research by Kantar Worldpanel has found.

    The research found supermarket prices jumped by 2.3% in the 12 weeks to March 26, with the price of staples including butter, fish, tea and skincare all rising.

Nick Hollinghurst