Thousands of households in Hitchin & Harpenden to be hit with huge rise in mortgage bills due to shambolic budget

  • Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate Sam Collins slams mini-budget: “Local homeowners have been betrayed by Truss & Kwarteng’s out of touch Conservative Government.”
  • Typical family faces a £2,000 rise in mortgage bills following last week’s disastrous budget.
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Sam Collins calls on local Tory MP to vote down “shambolic” budget, after value of the pound crashes.

Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Hitchin & Harpenden, Sam Collins has called on Bim Afolami to oppose Kwasi Kwarteng’s “shambolic” budget.

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Sam Collins says Kwarteng’s mini budget puts “bankers’ handouts first and support for families last”

Responding to today’s mini-budget announced by Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng in Parliament, Sam Collins Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate for Hitchin & Harpenden said: “The Conservatives have yet again shown just how out of touch they are with people in Hertfordshire. This is not a plan, but a recipe for disaster that will leave local people suffering from soaring prices while banks and oil and gas companies rake in huge profits.

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Sam Collins: Liz Truss is not fit to lead the nation, and is just another Boris Johnson loyalist

Sam Collins, Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Hitchin & Harpenden, has called the new Prime Minister Liz Truss a Boris Johnson loyalist, and criticised the new PM for failing to act on the energy crisis, neglecting the NHS and voting for tax rises.

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Hitchin & Harpenden’s rail service among the worst in Britain

The Liberal Democrats have called for urgent action to improve rail services at both Hitchin and Harpenden stations after new data reveals that they have some of the worst service levels in Britain.

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Hitchin & Harpenden among hardest hit by stealth tax rise as 5,500 dragged into higher rate


  • The Times reports on freezing of income tax threshold bands costing squeezed-middle households


  • Sam Collins criticises local Conservative MP for voting to hike taxes 13 TIMES in Parliament
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Sam Collins says Bim Afolami is “guilty by association” by not resigning Conservative whip in Parliament

Sam Collins, local Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate, slams Conservative MP for “blowing with the wind” and vows to be an independent-minded MP for Hitchin & Harpenden

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Local MP given stark warning as poll shows Liberal Democrats are favourites to win Hitchin & Harpenden

A new MRP poll from YouGov has suggested that Sam Collins and the Liberal Democrats are set to win Hitchin & Harpenden should a General Election be held tomorrow.

The poll nationally, as covered by the Mirror, shows 24 'Blue Wall' seats falling to the Lib Dems including Hitchin & Harpenden. 

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Hitchin and Harpenden’s Lib Dems call on Johnson to resign amid Sue Gray report

Hitchin and Harpenden’s Lib Dems have called on Boris Johnson to resign as the damning Sue Gray report is published and the Partygate scandal comes to a head. 

The local Liberal Democrats have accused the Conservatives of “failing the country” and added that while thousands in Hitchin and Harpenden made sacrifices, Boris Johnson’s Number 10 partied. 

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Revealed: Top ten Tory MPs at risk from Blue Wall backlash at local elections

Analysis has revealed the top ten Conservative MPs at risk following the Liberal Democrat surge at the local elections.

The “Blue Wall backlash” would see the likes of Hitchin and Harpenden MP Bim Afolami and Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab lose their seats at the next General Election.

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