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  • Demand Better Education
    Article: Jan 13, 2020
    Responding to the publication last month (23/10/19) of the Education Select Committee's report on children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for South West Herts, Sally Symington, said:
    "Children with SEND have borne the brunt of the schools funding crisis. Teaching assistants and other support staff have been sacked. Meanwhile, parents struggle to get the support their child needs as schools, healthcare providers and local councils squabble over who should pay.
  • NHS
    Article: Jan 13, 2020

    Brexit is making the staffing crisis at West Hertfordshire NHS Trust even worse, the Liberal Democrats have warned.

    Figures published by the Liberal Democrats reveal that

    105 EU staff working at have already left the health service this year including 52 nurses and midwives.

    In the three years since the Brexit vote, 429 NHS staff from the EU have left the local trust.

    Staff departures from West Hertfordshire NHS TRUST are part of a worrying national trend: over 3,250 NHS staff from the EU have left the health service so far this year, including 1,116 nurses. The data, based on responses to Freedom of Information requests across 50 NHS hospital trusts, reveals that:

  • Wind Energy
    Article: Jan 13, 2020

    The Liberal Democrats have, over many years, been formulating and implementing policies to respond to the now widely recognised climate emergency being caused by human generation of green house gases. In government we strengthened and accelerated the implementation of renewable energy only for it to be cut back once the Conservatives were given free reign.

  • Article: Jan 13, 2020

    County Council votes to oppose further expansion of Luton Airport


    Hertfordshire County Council has voted to oppose further expansion of London Luton Airport. At a full council meeting on 26 November, the council voted unanimously to object to the proposed expansion plans on the grounds that expansion of London Luton Airport to 32 mppa would result in unacceptable harm to the environment.

  • Merry Christmas
    Article: Dec 25, 2019

    Wishing all those in Three Rivers and beyond a merry Christmas and a happy new year - from all of the Three Rivers Lib Dem team. The best of happiness & health for 2020.