Minister Jo Swinson Visits Watford

We were very lucky to have a visit from Jo Swinson, Lib Dem Minister of State for Women and Equalities, in February. She came to visit the Maternity visit at Watford Hospital.  

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Conservative-run Herts County Council hikes council tax

Hertfordshire Conservative County Councillors have voted through a Council tax increase of 1.99%, the maximum they can increase the tax by without taking it to a county-wide referendum.

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Letter from the leader: Herts County Council increase council tax

 Dear Editor,

The decision of the Conservatives on Hertfordshire County Council to increase Council Tax by almost 2% is in sharp contrast to the two Liberal Democrat run councils in Hertfordshire - namely Three Rivers and Watford - which have yet again frozen council tax - in the case of Three Rivers for the 10th year running.

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Lib Dems slam County bus cuts consultation as a sham

Despite the public still being 'consulted' until 10 April on proposed changes to county-funded bus services, which 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.

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Herts County Council street light fiasco

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 weeks or more.

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Dorothy Opposes Bus Cuts: Letter to the Watford Observer

Dear Sir

I was surprised and disappointed by your online headline and opening sentence, which gives a misleading impression of my views on the bus cuts proposed by the Conservative run county council.

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Chalk Road Petition Success

We are happy to announce that we have collected 340 signatures in total, plus 21 emails of support, in our campaign to widen the pavement on Chalk Hill. These included strong messages of support from the head teachers at Sacred Heart Primary School and Bushey Academy.

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Email From Dorothy: Lib Dems oppose bus cuts

Email sent by Dorothy Thornhill on the 10th of February:

As you all know, my local Lib Dem colleagues and I have been campaigning against the bus cuts proposed by the Conservative run County Council for months. Firstly with their original consultation (where they planned to stop bus services at 6.30pm) and now their latest consultation (which stops bus services at 7.30pm and cuts 39 routes
totally). This especially affects the no 8 and 10 routes in Watford. 

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Lib Dems Safeguard NHS

Liberal Democrats have set out plans to safeguard the NHS for the future.

NHS funding will increased by at least £8bn per year in real terms by
2020.

The Liberal Democrats are the first party to present a plan to meet the
financial needs of the NHS as set out by Simon Stevens, the Chief
Executive of NHS England, in his Five Year Forward View.

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