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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 21, 2014

    Liberal Democrats have scooped two Green Ribbon Political Awards recognising their outstanding environmental achievements.

    At Tuesday's awards ceremony Baroness Parminter was named Parliamentarian of the Year (House of Lords), recogniding the work she has done in consistently challenging for the environment both inside and outside the House.

  • Article: Nov 20, 2014

    Liberal Democrat Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey has today (20 November) announced that the UK government will invest up to £720m in the Green Climate fund to help poorer countries adapt to climate change and go low-carbon.

    The UK joins other major economies including Japan, Germany, America and France in pledging financial support to help developing countries adapt to the adverse effects of climate change and to limit or reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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    Article: Nov 19, 2014

    The pay gap between men and women has fallen to a record low, according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

    In April, the difference in pay between men and women stood at 9.4 per cent, compared with 10 per cent the previous year.

    When records began in 1997, the pay gap was 17.4 per cent, the ONS said.

  • Article: Nov 19, 2014

    Liberal Democrat leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is calling on businesses to revolutionise what they are doing to support family friendly working.

    Nick's call for action follows the results of a survey by Mumsnet which reveals that 39 per cent of dads have had to use their paid annual leave just to take time off after the birth of a child.

  • Article: Nov 18, 2014

    Liberal Democrats are committed to stamping out the stigma around mental health. We want to see mental health care put on equal footing with physical health.

    In the Political Slot on Channel 4, Norman Lamb talks about the work Liberal Democrats in government are doing to improve mental health care including introducing the first ever mental health waiting times.

  • Article: Nov 18, 2014

    Liberal Democrat Transport Minister Baroness Kramer has today (November 18) announced that all of the stations on the Crossrail project will have step free access.

    The facilities will be enabled through £14m of investment and will make it easier for passengers to board and alight trains once the services begin in 2019.

  • Article: Nov 18, 2014

    Inflation figures released today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) provide further evidence that the economy is recovering.

    In October, UK inflation rose to 1.3 per cent, up from 1.2 per cent the previous month.

    Commenting on the figures, Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander said:

  • Article: Nov 18, 2014

    With just over 500 days to go, Liberal Democrat Pensions Minister Steve Webb has launched a public information campaign to help people understand the historic reforms which will introduce a flat-rate State Pension.

    The Liberal Democrats have made sure that the Government gives today's pensioners a fair deal, while protecting tomorrow's pensioners too by making it easier to save for retirement.

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    Article: Nov 14, 2014

    Liberal Democrat health minister Norman Lamb has welcomed moves by the police and NHS services in the West Midlands to improve mental health care.

    The police force and NHS have signed a declaration to improve mental health crisis care and make the use of police cells for people with mental health issues, a thing of the past.

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    Article: Nov 14, 2014

    Doctors, social services and NHS leaders have been working together to ensure the NHS is prepared for the extra pressures brought on by the cold weather.

    A package of measures including more action to keep people out of hospital, closer involvement of GPs and social services and a public information campaign encouraging people with non-urgent medical problems to use the full range of NHS services, have been put into place to help deal with any extra demand.