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The Hemel Lib Dem Team

Hemel Hempstead Liberal Democrats - campaigning in Hemel Hempstead, Kings Langley, Markyate, Flamstead, Potten End & The Gaddesdens.

"We joined the coalition because there was a national economic emergency. We worked with the Tories because voters chose them as the largest party, not because we like them." Vince Cable MP

Recent updates

  • Article: Nov 28, 2014

    Towards the end of the Scottish referendum campaign the leaders of the three main parties made a vow that we would deliver significant new powers to the Scottish Parliament. We not only delivered on that vow, on the timetable that we said, we've actually over delivered on it. It's vow max, if you like, and now we will have a Scottish parliament which can raise the majority of the money that is spent in Scotland, as well as gaining significant new welfare powers.

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    Article: Nov 28, 2014

    To mark Carers Rights Day, Liberal Democrats are urging people who care for ill or disabled loved ones to find out about the financial and practical support they are entitled to.

    Across the UK there are around 6.5m unpaid carers looking after family, friends and neighbours.

    These unsung heroes save the country an estimated £119bn a year, which is why Liberal Democrats want to give something back to those who dedicate their time to care for another person.

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    Article: Nov 27, 2014

    Children with mental health conditions who have committed no crime should not be kept in police cells while awaiting treatment.

    In England last year, more than 200 under 18s who suffered a mental health crisis were held in police cells instead of being taken to health based places of safety.

    These children were locked up due to staff shortages and lack of appropriate facilities.

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    Article: Nov 27, 2014

    More than 2,000 struggling schools could be turned around if they had effective support, Liberal Democrat Schools Minister David Laws has said.

    Speaking to CentreForum, David said the Conservatives' determination to monitor all schools from Whitehall threatens standards in education.

    He said the Conservatives refused to introduce proper oversight for academies and free schools, relying only on the Department for Education.

  • Article: Nov 27, 2014

    Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has today unveiled the biggest single investment in cycling.

    The funding worth £214m is designed to make it easier and safer to get on your bike in the UK.

    In July Nick said he wanted to see the number of journeys made by bike more than doubled by 2020. Nick will today discuss how this will be made possible by the new funding when he hosts a cycling summit in Bristol.

  • Councillor Malcolm Cowan, your local Councillor representing Handside and Peartree on the County Council, is pictured outside County Hall.
    Article: Nov 27, 2014
    Liberal Democrats were celebrating that the ruling Tory group on Herts County Council has finally admitted the performance on flooding is not good enough. A motion criticising the continued failures and calling for action was modified by the Tories on Tues to make it clear they would not spend any more money, but did call for performdayance to be improved.
  • Article: Nov 26, 2014

    The rise of the so-called Islamic State in Syria and Iraq is one of the most serious and dangerous issues we have had to face since we came into Government. Whatever we call this organisation - IS, ISIL or Da'ish - we can't ignore their brutal activity. The graphic and disturbing images of violence coming from Syria and Iraq show the barbaric way this extremist group has perverted the Muslim faith.

  • Stephen Giles-Medhurst
    Article: Nov 26, 2014

    Yesterday at County Hall in Hertfordshire Conservatives failed to listen to two motions asking them to call a halt to their planned £1.7m of cuts to bus services in the County.

    After consulting with the public earlier this year and 13,000 people asking them to stop their planned cuts, they decided to ignore the resounding "No" they had received from the public, and start another round of consultation on more proposed cuts.
  • Article: Nov 25, 2014

    Deputy Prime Minister and Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg announced that he will be establishing and chairing a new Mental Health Taskforce, which will include Cabinet Ministers from across the coalition.

    The Liberal Democrats have been campaigning on mental health issues for many years, with a focus on bringing treatment for mental health problems in line with physical health and ending years of discrimination.

  • Article: Nov 25, 2014

    Today, Liberal Democrat Minister for Energy and Climate Change Ed Davey answered questions on the DECC Twitter about the impact of climate change and the actions that can be taken.

    Take a look at the questions and answers here: