Peter Taylor reselected as Liberal Democrat candidate for Mayor of Watford

Current Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor, has been unanimously voted by the local Liberal Democrat party to once again stand for election as Mayor of Watford in the upcoming election. Peter has been serving as the Elected Mayor of Watford since 2018, previously having also been deputy mayor, an Oxhey Ward Councillor and a teacher.

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Watford MP skips planning vote

Local people have expressed anger after Watford MP Dean Russell failed to turn up for a key vote in Parliament, guaranteeing local people a say on developments in Watford.

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Local Election Results 2021

Following the local elections on 6th May 2021, the Lib Dems have held all of our borough and county seats on Watford Borough and Hertfordshire County Councils. We also narrowly missed out on taking two seats from Labour, being just 10 votes behind in Callowland ward and only 54 votes off gaining the seat in Leggatts.

Thank you so much to everyone who backed our candidates in the local elections and came out to help us campaign!

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Mayor and Councillor make hygiene donations to local school

Liberal Democrat Councillor Dawn Allen-Williamson and Mayor Peter Taylor visited Parkgate Junior School to donate 48 bottles of 500ml and one bottle of 5 litre hand soap after Jake Magnus, one of the pupils at the School, said the school was in need of Hand Soap.

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Our statement on the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities Report

It’s sad that it still needs to be said that racism is bad, racism exists, and it is the moral duty of those with power to take action to end racism.

The Government’s Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities, which can be found here, missed the opportunity to make a clear, bold statement on the state of race equality in this country, to expose the real issues and to make recommendations that would address them in a decisive and comprehensive manner.

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MOTION PASSED: Tracking Stalkers and Domestic Abusers

Watford Council calls for more effective tracking of stalkers and domestic abusers

At Watford Borough Council’s Full Council meeting this week Councillors have unanimously voted to support campaigns calling for more effective tracking of stalkers and domestic abusers.

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MOTION PASSED: Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill

Watford Council pledges support for Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill

At Watford Borough Council’s Full Council meeting this week Councillors have unanimously voted to support the Climate and Ecological (CEE) Bill currently going through the UK Parliament. The Bill is a Private Members’ Bill written by scientists, lawyers and activists with support from a range of campaign groups, businesses, charities and individuals. If passed the Bill would become the most significant step forward since the Climate Change Act 2008.

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The Brexit deal falls short

Brexit may have officially happened last January, however, the realities of Brexit are finally here. Bearing the spoiled fruits of a campaign that kicked off at the beginning of 2016, the first moments of 2021 will see Britain leave the economic and trading relationship that we’ve collectively built to secure futures. I am yet to hear why it’s beneficial for Watford, or for the UK.

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Lib Dems call on the Conservative county council to step in and provide free school meals for those in need

Opposition Liberal Democrat councillors on Hertfordshire County Council have called on the Conservative Council to follow the lead of other councils to step in and assist in providing free school meals to those in need during half term and school holidays up to at least the Easter holidays in 2021.

Last Tuesday at a Full Council meeting of Herts County Council,  the Conservative majority rejected a Lib Dem motion calling on the government to support Marcus Rashford's appeal.

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Internal Market Bill continued

Dean Russell gave a fairly boilerplate set of replies to serious concerns around the Internal Market Bill. Here's my reply.

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