Daisy Cooper, St Albans Liberal Democrats Parliamentary Candidate, welcomed the Transport Select Committee’s report on the chaos that followed the botched introduction of new timetables in May this year. Daisy Cooper said:
"I'm delighted that this inquiry vindicates the concerns of St Albans commuters and directly refers to the evidence of our St Albans Commuter and Passenger action group seven times, including about the anxiety and additional strain put on peoples’ mental health and the difficulties faced by those with a range of disabilities and mobility issues.
"The report concludes clearly that Chris Grayling held huge responsibility for the chaos on the railways caused by the timetable fiasco and if he didn’t have the full information that was because he failed to ask the right questions.
“The Government must now commit to implement the recommendations without delay, including the suggested freeze on fares, an automatic compensation scheme by the end of 2019, and an independent oversight so the chaos can never happen again. After six months of campaigning, protests, and petitions, finally the voices of our commuters have been heard - and listened to; now the Government must follow suit.
“I'll continue to represent the concerns of fellow commuters through the St Albans action group to St Albans rail users.”
Daisy Cooper, St Albans Liberal Democrats Parliamentary Candidate said:
"Since the vote to leave the EU, Brexit has brought nothing but bad news. EU health workers have been leaving the NHS at an alarming rate, businesses are investing elsewhere and now we find out that the Conservative government's deal would tie us to EU rules but without any influence to shape them or make deals with the rest of the world. Even more alarming are the Government's plans to stockpile medicines and food in the event of a no-deal Brexit. As the deal gets ripped to shreds from MPs in every party including her own, it's clear that the Prime Minister must now put her deal to a People's Vote with the option to remain in the EU."
Hertfordshire Liberal Democrats on 9th November 2018 opposed the recommendation to approve the draft Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP) for Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service.
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The Green Party's 2017 Parliamentary candidate for Watford has joined the Liberal Democrats.
Lord Kerr, who played a central role in writing Article 50, has reiterated his view that Article 50 coud legally be withdrawn and that the people of the UK have the right to change their minds on Brexit. He was speaking at an event organised by St Albans for Europe, attended by Daisy Cooper St Albans Lib Dems Parliamentary spokesperson and a number of St Albans Lib Dems Councillors and members.
In spite of a last-minute bid by the Liberal Democrat opposition on Hertfordshire County Council to save Cuffley Camp, the fate of the outdoor centre looks to have been sealed after Conservative councillors refuse to reconsider their decision to close it.
MPs are seemingly getting more of a say on Brexit than local councillors on highways matters, say Hertfordshire Lib Dems, after their motion to allow for councillor-led scrutiny of the highways contract was quashed by the Conservatives at full council earlier this week.