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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

  • Berkhamsted HCC Result 2017
    Article: Jul 14, 2017

    O n Wednesday night Berkhamsted Liberal Democrats were celebrating a remarkable near miss in the recent County Council elections.

    The campaign had been fought by the Liberal Democrats on two main issues.

    The first was that the political representation was completely out of balance with opinion in the town.

  • Document: Jul 13, 2017
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    News and views about Berkhamsted, county and national issues - with a Lib Dem flavour

  • Nascot Lawn
    Article: Jul 12, 2017

    Liberal Democrat Herts County Councillor Mark Watkin, Opposition Spokesperson for Children's Services, has tabled the following motion about the proposed closure of Nascot Lawn Childrens Respite and Care Centre.

    It will be debated at the next meeting of the County Council in support of a petition which will be presented by parents and families. The high quality respite services provided by Nascot Lawn are a lifeline for those who are caring at home for a child or sibling with complex needs who are dependant on the services.

  • Hemel Hempstead GE 2017
    Article: Jul 9, 2017

    In the General Election on June 8th, in which the Liberal Democrats saw their parliamentary representation go up from 8 seats to 12 - a 50% increase - Sally Symington and the Hemel Hempstead Lib Dem team achieved a respectable result.

    The vote share increased by 1.3% as, against expectations, the Liberal Democrats saved their deposit and gained ground across the constituency.

  • Money
    Article: Jul 9, 2017

    Figures released at the end of June showed that household borrowing continues to grow as hard pressed families try to maintain their spending. Unsecured consumer credit increased by £1.7 billion during the month of May 2017.

    The rough total of UK personal debt is now £1.6 trillion - a staggering £57,000 per household.

  • Elizabeth Line Train (RTM magazine)
    Article: Jul 7, 2017

    Crossrail, which will run from Reading in the west and across London to Shenfield in the east - with a branch to Abbey Wood in North Kent - is to be officially named the Elizabeth Line.

    The first trains were introduced into service last month on the line between Liverpool Street and Shenfield and are first instalment of the 66-strong fleet of Class 345s to operate in the capital.

    By autumn 2017, 11 trains will be running on the route.

  • SWH GE Results2017
    Article: Jul 6, 2017

    In the General Election on June 8th, in which the Liberal Democrats saw their parliamentary representation go up from 8 seats to 12 - a 50% increase - Christopher Townsend and the Lib Dem team achieved a respectable result.

    The vote share increased by 1.4% as, against expectations, the Liberal Democrats comfortably saved their deposit and gained ground across the constituency.

    Nick Hollinghurst, recently re-elected as the Lib Dem County Councillor for Tring & the Villages commented, "This progress, modest though it is, when taken together with the rest of the local county council results shows that the Liberal Democrats are well placed to make gains on Dacorum Borough Council in the elections in two years time."

    "There are only three serious contenders in this constituency and in the absence of any effective opposition from Labour it is the Liberal Democrats who will be holding the Conservatives to account both locally and nationally."

    Phil Williams, candidate in the Three Rivers by-election in Chorleywood South and Maple Cross on Thursday, 13th July, added, "It's important to keep up the momentum. This by-election is to replace Ann Shaw who so sadly died some months ago. It is an honour to be asked to stand in this by-election to represent Chorleywood and Maple Cross and, if the electors so decide, to follow in her footsteps.

    There are regular elections in Three Rivers next year and the increase in the LIb Dem vote share in the recent difficult general election gives us encouragement for this year and next."

  • supperclubsofa
    Event: Aug 15, 2017 7:30 PM
    32 Trevelyan Way, Berkhamsted HP4 1JH

    On the third Tuesday of each month we have our Supper Club here in Berkhamsted.

    We discuss politics and anything else we choose to talk about.

    It gives us the chance to get to know each other and to put the world to rights.

    We welcome all Lib Dem members - and anyone of a similar mindset - who would like to join us.

  • GDP Increases - Oxford Economics (Oxford Economics)
    Article: Jun 7, 2017
    The Economist, the prestigious business affairs weekly with a global circulation and high reputation among businessmen in every country, has endorsed the Liberal Democrats in the UK General Election.
    They wrote,
    "No party passes with flying colours. But the closest is the Liberal Democrats. Brexit is the main task of the next government and they want membership of the Single Market and Free Movement .
    They are more honest than the Tories about the need to raise taxes for public services - and they are more sensible than Labour, spreading the burden rather than leaning only on high-earners. Unlike Labour they would reverse the Tories' most regressive welfare cuts. They are on the right side of other issues: devolution of power away from London, reform of the voting system and of the House of Lords."
    "Against a backward-looking Labour Party and an inward-looking Tory party about to compound its historic mistake over Brexit, They get our vote"
    Consider a vote for the Liberal Democrats as a down-payment for the future."
    The Liberal Democrats' costed policy proposals have been judged by the Institute of Fiscal Studies as fairer and more practical than either the Tory or the Labour Party plans.
    Oxford Economics have calculated that the Liberal Democrat policies produce a better increase in GDP by 2021 than the other parties' proposals.
    And Bob Geldof also backs the Liberal Democrats.
    Vote Liberal Democrat and you'll be in good company!
  • Document: Jun 4, 2017
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    Christopher Townsend is standing as the Liberal Democrat Candidate for Parliament in the South West Herts constituency. Read what he has to say.