EU elections could be a turning point

Thank-you so much for your support if you voted Liberal Democrat in the recent sets of elections. The Liberal message is fighting back and I believe it's winning.

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No Conservative candidates in some places as Conservatives give up on Watford

The Watford Liberal Democrats have accused the Conservatives of giving up as there are no Conservative candidates in certain areas of the Watford constituency for the time ever in this set of local elections.

There is no Conservative candidate in Stanborough ward (Watford Borough) and in Abbots Langley, Gade Valley and Leavesden (Three Rivers), all wards that have historically elected Conservative councillors and form around a quarter of Richard Harrington's constituency. In Watford Borough there are currently no Conservative councillors. 

The Liberal Democrats have fielded a full slate of candidates across both Watford and Three Rivers. 



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Watford Liberal Democrats reselect Cllr Ian Stotesbury as their Parliamentary Candidate

Watford Liberal Democrat members have resected local Cllr Ian Stotesbury to be their Parliamentary Candidate at the next general election.

Cllr Ian Stotesbury stood for the Liberal Democrats at the last general election and lives in North Watford with his fiancé, Clare . He was elected a Callowland councillor this May having gained the ward from Labour in a hard-fought campaign.

Space Engineer Ian has worked in the science and technology sector for a number of years and now works as a Senior System Engineer in spacecraft design, manufacturing and launch.


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Minister threatens to take planning powers away from councils as Elected Mayor of Watford warns of growing government pressure to build more homes

The Liberal Democrat Elected Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor has warned of growing pressure on Watford to build more homes after the Housing Minister said he was ‘putting big pressure on local authorities’ that miss their housing targets. Kit Malthouse MP, the Conservative Housing Minister, said in an interview that ‘councils have to hit a percentage of the forecast housing in their plan, and if they don't we essentially take it [planning decisions] out of their hands’.


This is on top of Watford’s housing numbers being tripled by the government and the previous Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government saying he was ‘breathing down the neck’ of local councils to build more homes.

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Mayor of London chases profits over wishes of Watford commuters as he snubs Liberal Democrat rezoning petition

The Mayor of London has rejected a Liberal Democrat petition which had been signed by over 6000 Watford residents calling on TfL to consider rezoning Watford stations into Zone 6.


At the moment, commuters in Watford pay a £1000 a year premium on fares into central London compared to commuters living in Epping in Essex, which is a similar distance into central London.


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Liberal Democrat campaigners secure victory for threatened bus route

Residents in Meriden and North Watford have received good news following a Liberal Democrat campaign to save a well used bus route that was being cut by Arriva.

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Meriden Councillors launch petition to save ‘lifeline’ local bus service

Liberal Democrats storm to victory in Watford Mayoral Elections

The Watford Liberal Democrats stormed to victory in recent local and Mayoral elections, with Peter Taylor being elected Mayor with nearly 50% of the first preference vote.

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Peter Taylor and the Watford Liberal Democrats launch ‘bold and ambitious’ manifesto

Liberal Democrat Mayoral candidate Peter Taylor, Mayor Dorothy Thornhill and the Watford Liberal Democrats launched their manifesto today, promising to maintain a thriving local economy, provide high quality council services and protect the most vulnerable in the town.

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Norman Lamb MP visits Watford to boost Peter Taylor’s Mayoral Campaign

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