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This is the official website for Tring and Berkhamsted Liberal Democrats.

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.

Recent updates

  • Ballot Box
    Article: Aug 28, 2016

    There were only two local council by elections this week.

    In the first, Liberal Democrats won a town council seat from the Conservatives in East Sussex.

    In the second Labour gained a seat from the Communists in Fife.

    Hailsham Town Council, East Ward
    Liberal Democrat Alexa Clarke 186 56.2%
    Independent 98 29.6%
    Conservative 47 14.2%
    Majority 88
    Lib Dem Gain from Conservative

  • richer
    Article: Aug 24, 2016

    Yes, Britain's been doing very well recently - or at least until Brexit came along to spoil everything. From 2000 to 2015 UK's GDP rose by 4 trillion pounds.

    You may be looking around wondering where it all went. Well almost everybody got a little bit of the action and almost everybody's living standards improved.

  • whitlock
    Article: Aug 23, 2016

    The BBC has reported that "Max Whitlock, Hemel Hempstead and Basildon gymnast was the first to disembark the Team GB plane returning from Rio today.

    "The 23-year-old won two gold medals on pommel and floor, and a bronze in the all-around.

    "Whitlock, who won Britain's first Olympic gold in gymnastics, led Team GB off the plane with Nicola Adams, who won the team's last gold medal of Rio in the boxing."

  • humanrights
    Article: Aug 23, 2016

    There was once an old play where a middle-aged, middle-class English couple stray into the wrong type of "restaurant" on holiday abroad. When the "waiter" proposes some interesting "dishes" their response is, "No sex please, we're British."

    Are we getting a similar response on our behalf from our new Minister for Justice and her Tory friends concerning our rights?

  • stbarts001
    Article: Aug 22, 2016

  • samaritans2
    Article: Aug 22, 2016

    Cllr Nick Hollinghurst, who represents Tring and the Villages on Hertfordshire County Council, recently received a mailing from The Samaritans and was shocked by what he read. "Did you know that suicide is the biggest cause of death in young people? I didn't and I'm shocked to find that out.

    "According to the Office for National Statistics over 1,500 young people took their own lives in 2014. Furthermore The Samaritans estimate that as many as six young people in every classroom have considered suicide. This is backed up by an NUS survey, as quoted by the Guardian, and the Independent who reported that student suicides are at their highest level since 2007."

  • global warm
    Article: Aug 22, 2016

    What's the Pacific Ocean got to do with a country which doesn't even care about Europe - a continent just 24 miles away? Well, like it or not the UK is still on the same planet as the Pacific, and atmospheric and ocean water mixing will ensure that events down there will have an effect on us up here.

  • Ballot Box
    Article: Aug 19, 2016

    Yesterday saw three by-elections, which were counted this morning, and the results showed further progress for the Liberal Democrats.

    The first was in the Tooting Ward of the London Borough of Wandsworth, and not in particularly promising territory for the party. The result was an expected Labour hold, who had a good result with a 14% increase in vote share. The Conservarive vote share dropped by 3% and the Lib Dems came in third place but with a 4% improvement in their vote share.

  • Chinnor Railway Tank Engine
    Article: Aug 19, 2016

    Last month, the local heritage line, the Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway, based in Chinnor which operates a stretch of the former Watlington Line, completed three trial and training sessions of operating trains into Princes Risborough Station.

    Passenger carrying trains are likely to commence this month but this should be checked with the railway's website.

  • Ballot Box
    Article: Aug 17, 2016

    it was an even quieter week than last week regarding council by elections. All 3 by elections were on 11th August.

    The Returning Officers were away on hoiliday, we reckon.

    North Ayrshire UA - a Labour gain from SNP

    Worcestershire County Council - a Conservative hold

    Renfrewshire UA - an SNP gain from Labour