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Nigel Quinton Selected to Fight SW Herts for the Lib Dems

by Nick Hollinghurst on February 27, 2015

Experienced Lib Dem campaigner Nigel Quinton is to fight the S W Herts Parliamentary Seat against the struggling Financial Secretary to the Treasury, David Gauke. Nigel Quinton lives in Lemsford with his wife and two teenage daughters. He was brought up in a Liberal family, his mother being a Councillor for many years in Bristol […]

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Hertfordshire Conservatives’ Council Tax Hike

by Nick Hollinghurst on February 24, 2015

Liberal Democrat County Councillors have been shocked by local Tories’ plans to hike council tax by 1.99% this year, the maximum they can without taking it to a county-wide referendum. In a highly controversial budget Hertfordshire Conservatives have proposed swingeing cuts to buses and library services. Leader of the Opposition and the Liberal Democrat Group, […]

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Time to Sign-Up for Nursery

by Nick Hollinghurst on February 17, 2015

It’s time for parents with children born between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012 to apply for a nursery place. The online nursery application system for 2015-16 opened on Monday 9 February. Hertfordshire County Council hosts an online application system for parents to apply for a place at a nursery school or class. […]

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 “Street light repairs across Hertfordshire are managed in a way that would make the Mad Hatter look organised. “Liberal Democrat County Councillors have been receiving emails stating that street lights would be repaired within 4 weeks when they knew full well that in a significant number of cases repairs had not been completed after 12 […]

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Lib Dems Slam County Bus Cuts Consultation as a Sham

by Nick Hollinghurst on February 11, 2015

Despite the public still being ‘consulted’ until 10 April on proposed changes to county-funded bus services  that could see 39 bus routes cut and all services after 7,30pm abolished, the ruling  Conservatives at County Hall have decided to include the proposed savings in their budget for this year. The bus cuts will save the County Council […]

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Light at the End of the Tunnel – Nick Clegg’s Fiscal Speech

by Nick Hollinghurst on February 10, 2015

Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg has set out the Liberal Democrats’ vision for delivering a balanced budget in the next Parliament.

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Mobile Libraries – Soon to be a Thing of the Past say Lib Dems

by Nick Hollinghurst on February 9, 2015

The Conservative controlled Hertfordshire County Council’s ‘Inspiring Libraries’ strategy is due to be discussed at the Customer Service, Performance and Libraries Panel on Tuesday 10 February. Recommendations to be passed to Cabinet in order to make ‘savings’ include: Withdrawing the current mobile library service county-wide and replacing with an expanded Home Service module and other […]

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Lib Dem Progress in St Albans By-Election

by Nick Hollinghurst on January 30, 2015

MARSHALSWICK SOUTH, Thur 29th Jan, 2015. Two vacancies and two candidates stood per party. Votes totalled. Compared to most recent election (May 2014) with one vacancy and one candidate per party. Conservative……1314…33.5%…(Down 5.1%) Lib Democrats……983…25.0%…( Up 5.7%) Labour……………..718…18.3%…(Down 4.4%) Greens…………….616…15.7%…( Up 5.5%) UKIP………………..295…..7.5%…(Down 1.7%) Ah, UKIP. Remember them? Not a lot to say really, except […]

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8.3m families will benefit twice from the Liberal Democrat tax cut, new analysis has revealed. Thanks to Liberal Democrats increasing the personal tax allowance to £10,600, these families will on average be £1,330 better off each year. New research using HM Treasury’s tax and benefit model shows that our flagship policy of increasing the amount […]

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Chiltern Society Events

by Nick Hollinghurst on January 24, 2015

Check out the Chiltern Society for ideas of things to do and to book yourself onto any of the events, members get a discounted price. Meanwhile here are a few events to whet your appetite: The Changing Wildlife of The Chilterns – A Talk by John Tyler Tuesday 27th January – Whitehill Centre, Chesham. Bar […]

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