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

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  • Sandy Walkington
    Article: Sep 22, 2014

    Following last week's debate at cabinet panel on the Conservative plans to slash opening hours at the county's Household Waste sites, Cllr Sandy Walkington, Liberal Democrat spokesperson on the Environment said:

    "The decision made on the 18th was a glass half full, a glass half empty. The Conservatives caved in on shutting any of the sites completely and they recognised the common sense of moving to later opening hours on the days when the sites will be open. Their minds were certainly concentrated by the thousands of petition signatures across much of the county.

  • Article: Sep 21, 2014

    Within hours of the momentous decision by the Scottish people to remain in the UK, Westminster found itself once again bogged down in conventional party political point scoring.

    I have seen for myself the way in which the vested interests in the two old parties can conspire to block reform - scuppering elections to the House of Lords and a clean up of party funding in recent years.

  • Article: Sep 19, 2014

    After a momentous day, the Liberal Democrats are delighted that Scotland has decided to remain in the UK. This is an exciting time as now we can start delivering more powers to Scotland.

    Commenting on the results, Nick Clegg said:

    "I'm absolutely delighted the Scottish people have taken this momentous decision to safeguard our family of nations for future generations.

  • Article: Sep 17, 2014

    The latest unemployment figures from the ONS have been released showing a fall by 146,000, lowering the total unemployment count to 2.02 million.

    The figures released today show that unemployment has fallen to 6.2%, the lowest rate in six years.

    Business Secretary Vince Cable called today's positive labour market figures "no accident" and said that the Liberal Democrats in Government were delivering the recovery fairly.

  • Article: Sep 16, 2014

    Liberal Democrats in Stockport are investing in their area: building and investing while protecting the environment - and giving residents a say, writes Councillor Iain Roberts, Deputy Leader of Stockport Council.

    England, 2014. All of the urban North is under Labour control except for one town of indomitable Lib Dems that still hold out against the socialists. Stockport is now the only Liberal Democrat-led urban council in the North.

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    Article: Sep 12, 2014

    Liberal Democrats are one step closer to enshrining the UK aid target in law after winning a crucial vote in the House of Commons today.

    In government Liberal Democrats made sure the UK met the UN's international aid target of 0.7%.

    As the only country in the G7 to meet the target, Liberal Democrat Michael Moore MP tabled a Private Member's Bill to enshrine in law our commitment to meeting that target year after year.

  • Article: Sep 12, 2014

    Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg, will today set out his vision for decentralisation and devolution for the North of England.

    Nick will speak at event hosted by IPPR North and follows the launch of the Northern Futures project.

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    The Northern Futures project is a new approach to policy-making which means that rather than decisions being made by politicians and civil servants in Whitehall, the power is given to the people who live and work in the North.

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    Article: Sep 11, 2014

    Changes to child maintenance rules are set to benefit up to 50,000 children.

    Under changes to the system, single and separated parents who have previously received no maintenance from their former partner could start receiving payments.

    As a 3-year process of closing all existing Child Support Agency (CSA) cases begins, as many as 50,000 children will be newly eligible for maintenance.

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    Article: Sep 10, 2014

    Liberal Democrat Education Minister David Laws has today launched a new scheme to recruit 100 top school leaders to turn around struggling schools.

    The Talented Leaders scheme aims to recruit the best headteachers in the country and place them in schools facing the toughest challenges.

    The programme aims to put these exceptional teachers in schools predominantly based in rural, coastal or deprived areas where it is difficult to attract strong school leaders.

  • Article: Sep 8, 2014

    All 16-21 year olds in England will get a 66% discount on bus travel under plans unveiled by the Liberal Democrats today.

    The proposal, which forms part of the pre-manifesto launched today, would see all 16-21 year olds would be given a Young Person's Bus Pass. It would help young people with the cost of travel by offering a minimum two thirds discount on bus travel in England. Bus companies would then be able to add their own discounts on top of that.