Free Trees Success

The scheme by North Herts Council, which is controlled by Labour and Liberal Democrats, to give away 10,000 trees to residents has proved a resounding success, with all trees now collected by local people.

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Luton Airport Expansion plans slammed by Liberal Democrats

Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate Sam Collins warns local residents not to be hoodwinked into believing the revised proposal for the extension of Luton Airport will bring significant change. The Liberal Democrats will continue to oppose plans to expand the airport, which would see passenger numbers almost double from 18 million to 32 million by 2039.

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Sue Gray update: Hitchin and Harpenden Conservative MP cannot hide behind lame excuses any longer

  • Sam Collins, local Liberal Democrat party candidate, calls on Bim Afolami to sack Boris Johnson

  • Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey says “It’s time Conservative MPs did their patriotic duty”
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Residents in Hitchin and Harpenden face up to £613 rise to energy bills in April, new figures reveal

Hitchin and Harpenden is set to be hit hard by the expected rise in energy bills in April, new figures have revealed.

 

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Anger as Conservatives back dumping sewage in local rivers

The Liberal Democrats are leading the fight to protect our waterways here in Hitchin and Harpenden from pollution. But Conservative MPs - including our local MP - blocked plans to stop water companies from dumping in local rivers.

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Lib Dems select Sam Collins to fight Hitchin and Harpenden

Sam Collins has been selected to contest the parliamentary seat of Hitchin and Harpenden for the Liberal Democrats at the next General Election. Collins, who is also a Councillor in Hitchin, was the Liberal Democrat candidate for the constituency in the 2019 election, where he cut the Tory majority to just seven thousand, with a swing of 24.8 per cent.

 

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Revealed: Boris Johnson’s stealth tax to cost families £10.9 billion by 2026

The Conservative government’s stealth tax raid will cost the average family in England and Wales £430 a year by 2026, or a total of £10.9 billion, research commissioned by the Liberal Democrats has revealed.

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Lib Dems on "battle stations" for next election

The Liberal Democrats are now on “battle stations” for the next election in Hitchin and Harpenden, as the party looks to replicate its stunning by-election wins in North Shropshire and Chesham and Amersham in dozens of marginal Conservative seats across the country. Ed Davey said the party is preparing to "turn the Blue Wall yellow.”

 

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Tory Hitchin and Harpenden seat is 'even more marginal after govt lies and corruption' ,,,,

....according to this article in The Comet newspaper. The paper describes how vulnerable the seat is to a Liberal Democrat victory in the next General Election following the party's stunning success in the recent North Shropshire by-election. It reports how the Tory majority has been 'slashed' by the Liberal Democrats to less than 7,000 votes and how the current MP, Bim Afolami, has been forced to defend his recent decision to vote against the suspension of Owen Paterson.


Councillor Paul Clark

It is with great sadness that we announce the recent death of Cllr Paul Clark, District Councillor for Hitchin Highbury, Deputy Leader of North Herts Council and County Councillor for Hitchin South.

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