Hi! We're the North Hertfordshire Liberal Democrats.

In the recent May 2016 local elections the Liberal Democrats made some important strides forward. Nationally, the Lib Dems emerged with more new Councillors than any other party (45!) and we were the only party to take control of an additional Council (Watford). Within North Hertfordshire we won two seats - Hitchin Highbury and Chesfield, with swings of 14% and 27% respectively. In short, the 'Lib Dem fightback' is well underway.

Why are we so keen to see our party recover? Because we think that liberal values need to be defended now more than ever. Locally, we want to hold North Hertfordshire's complacent Conservative Council to account. Nationally, we want to build a fairer society, but also keep the economy strong and secure. Internationally we want the UK to remain part of Europe, and to lead the response to global challenges like climate change.

If you share our values and objectives, then please give us your support.

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Recent Publications

We believe it's important to communicate with local residents all year round, not just at election times. That's why our local campaigners work harder than any of the other parties to produce and deliver publications like the ones below. To browse through some recent examples, simply visit our Issuu page or click on the image:

Local Communications

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Recent News Artciles

  • Event: Oct 8, 2016 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Hitchin Marketplace

    We will be hosting a stall in Hitchin Marketplace today and would love for you to come and say hello.

  • Event: Oct 12, 2016 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    The Bricklayers Arms, Hitchin

    By popular demand, we've scheduled a member's meet-up at The Bricklayers Arms (29 Queen St, Hitchin SG4 9TP) from 8pm on Wednesday 12th October. It'll be entirely relaxed and informal. Just a chance to come and meet and talk with some other members. Do please pop along.

  • Event: Oct 20, 2016 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM

    The election to replace David Cameron as MP for Witney in Oxfordshire will be held today. The Lib Dem candidate is the excellent Liz Leffman: www.witneylibdems.org.uk

  • Article: Sep 29, 2016

    Today and Labour party conference, Jeremy Corbyn gave his speech to Labour party conference - and it made one thing abundantly clear - the Liberal Democrats are the only pro-European party now.

    Here's the four things, you need to know about Jeremy Corbyn's speech:

  • Article: Sep 27, 2016

    Tim Farron has accused Liam Fox of being a "second class Cabinet Minister enjoying First Class travel around the world," after the International Trade Secretary was forced into an embarassing climbdown during a speech today at the WTO.

    It had been reported earlier this week that the International Trade Secretary would use his speech to come out in support of leaving the EU's Customs Union and seek a fully independent place on the WTO.

  • Article: Sep 27, 2016

    The use of physical restraint against mental health patients has surged by almost 17% over the last three years, with an average of 183 restraints every single day, research by the Liberal Democrats has revealed.

    The findings were uncovered in an audit of mental health trusts across the country conducted by Liberal Democrat Health Spokesperson Norman Lamb.

  • Article: Sep 27, 2016

    Liz Leffman was selected overwhelmingly last night at a meeting of local Liberal Democrats in the Witney constituency for the by-election caused by the resignation of former Conservative Prime Minister and local MP David Cameron.

    Tim Farron, fresh from his speech at the Lib Dem party conference in Brighton, made his first visit to the constituency of the campaign to congratulate the Charlbury councillor on her selection. Tim and Liz met shoppers and stallholders at Chipping Norton market.

  • Article: Sep 27, 2016

    Analysis by school leaders' union NAHT has shown that hundreds of nursery schools across England would be forced to close if the government doesn't adjust its proposals on Early Years Funding.

    Analysis by school leaders' union NAHT has shown that hundreds of nursery schools across England would be forced to close if the government doesn't adjust its proposals on Early Years Funding.
  • Article: Sep 27, 2016

    Reforms to probation services are far from complete and there is no clear picture of how the new system is performing in important areas, the Committee of Public Accounts says. Commenting on the report, Liberal Democrat Justice spokesperson Jonathan Marks QC said:

    "With no Liberal Democrats in the Ministry of Justice driving forward reform and making cutting the cost of reoffending a priority we have seen progress grind to a halt.

  • Article: Sep 27, 2016

    Liberal Democrat Business Spokesperson Lorely Burt has called on Theresa May to clamp down on tax havens by setting them a deadline to open up their books, in the wake of revelations showing Amber Rudd was the director of two companies in the Bahamas.

    The Lib Dems have demanded that secretive tax jurisdictions like the Bahamas be given a fixed deadline of April 2017 to end shady arrangements that allow companies to avoid paying billions of pounds of tax. This is exactly four years on since then Prime Minister David Cameron vowed to crack down on offshore tax havens at a G8 Summit.