A Bad Deal is Better than No Deal for the Conservatives

Liberal Democrat leader Ed Davey on why the Conservative party's deal is bad for Britain.

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Local Lib Dems Move Motion to Award Lewis Hamilton

At the December meeting of Stevenage Borough Council the Liberal Democrats put forward a motion to award to the town's most famous son, Lewis Hamilton. The motion was amended by Labour on the grounds that we couldn't give Lewis the award of Freedom of the Borough as originally proposed for constitutional reasons. The amended motion was carried unanimously with support from all members of the Council.


The motion was proposed by Cllr. Stephen Booth for Chells.


The debate can be viewed on YouTube:

The relevant section begins at approximately 1 hour 32 mins and runs to 1 hour 54 mins including Deputy Leader of the Lib Dem Group Cllr. Andy McGuinness's speech in support.


Read on for his speech to Council:

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"Uninspired" Sustainability Action Plan slammed

The Conservatives' 'uninspired' proposals in the County's newly adopted 'Sustainable Hertfordshire Action Plan' have been slammed by the Liberal Democrats after the Conservatives rejected immediate 10 point action plan

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Lib Dem SBC Councillor Contact During Lock Down

Lib Dems Abstain from Supporting £1.38m Gap in SBC Funding

Liberal Democrat councillors, at the full Stevenage Borough Council meeting on 14 October, abstained from supporting the Council’s plans for £1.38 million more from council taxpayers to plug a funding gap in the Council’s Leisure Services management company, Stevenage Leisure Limited (SLL).


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Open letter from Mark Watkin (LD spokesperson on Education) to Terry Douris (Conservative Portfolio Holder at HCC)

As the Opposition Spokesperson on Education (Liberal Democrats) at Herts. County Council, Mark Watkin writes an open letter to Tery Douris (Conservative Portfolio Holder at HCC):


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Lib Dem plan to save the Green Belt blocked by Con. and Lab. alliance


Conservative and Labour councillors have joined forces at North Herts Council to block a Liberal Democrat plan to save the Green Belt from thousands of houses that the latest predictions say are not needed in the district.

In July the Office for National Statistics (ONS) updated their predictions cutting the expected number of new households in the district by 2031 from over 13,000 to under 7,000. Even after adding factors that might increase the number and an entirely arbitrary 10% for "market signals" the professional planners could not justify a number more than 11,600.

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Support our call for County Council to provide free school meals during holidays

No child should go hungry in the UK

Free School Meals are not currently provided outside school terms here in Hertfordshire. We think they should be. 


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County Councillor Robin Parker Secures Funding for Great Local Cause

Hertfordshire County Council’s Locality Budget scheme has funded thousands of worthwhile projects since it was launched in 2009, making a positive difference to many Hertfordshire communities.

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