The public, not MPs, should decide the fate of the nation

As the Westminster stalemate over Brexit continues to drag on, with seemingly no end in sight, Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate Daisy Cooper is calling for a People’s Vote to end the deadlock. Daisy, who campaigned passionately for a Remain vote in 2016’s referendum, wants to see power h...

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Thousands die waiting for support due to crisis in social care

More than 50,000 older people have now died waiting for much-needed care during the 700 days since the government first announced it would publish a green paper on social care. The shocking findings by Age UK underline the huge crisis in social care and the inability of Theresa May and the Conser...

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Lib Dems push through motion to tackle rising business rates

Lib Dems push through motion to tackle rising business rates

Dissatisfaction with business rates has reached an all-time high, following a long-delayed and poorly implemented rates revaluation in 2017 and a deepening crisis on St Albans’ high street. Rising business costs and unsustainable levels of rent are placing disproportionate pressure on local busin...

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Lib Dems build cross-party support to fix pavements for disabled access and safety

An initiative by Liberal Democrats to rectify shortcomings with disability access and pavement safety has received significant cross-party support on Hertfordshire County Council. A motion put forward “to urgently undertake these issues” by Barbara Gibson, a Lib Dem councillor and opposition spok...

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Harpenden's Neighbourhood Plan

The referendum is for the Neighbourhood Plan in Harpenden, which is due to take place on the 7th of February. Neighbourhood plans were introduced to give local communities an opportunity to set planning policies, and can only be adopted following a referendum. They form part of the planning polic...

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District crying out for homes people can afford

District crying out for homes people can afford

The Government is insisting on a much higher level of house building in the district than had previously been planned for and is  even threatening to take over the council’s planning function if its doesn't come up with the goods. This means that there will be home limited loss of green belt, s...

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