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The Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community, and in which no-one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity.

20th March 2015 - Prospective Candidate for General Election Announced

Hertford and Stortford Constituency Liberal Democrats are pleased to announce the selection of Michael Green as the Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the Hertford & Stortford Constituency.Michael who lives in St Albans works for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development where he spent three years heading up their Moscow office.As a youngster lived for a short time in Hertford Heath, Studied Russian at Leeds University. He has been a Councillor in St Albans City and District Council and contested St Albans at the 2005 General Election and Clacton at the 2010 election.

He is a member of CAMRA and Friends of the Earth, he is a season ticket holder at Tottenham Hotspur and advises the club's Supporters Trust on financial matters particularly the development of the new stadium.Michael can be contacted by email at michael.a.green@talktalk.net"

Councillor Mike Wood

President Hertford & Stortford Lib Dems

Recent updates

  • Article: Jun 30, 2011

    20th June 2011

    Dear Sir,

    Re :-- Liberal Democrat influence over the NHS 'Reform' Bill,

    As Liberal Democrats, we are delighted that the Government has agreed to make significant and major changes to the proposed NHS 'Reform' Bill. This is due in no small measure to pressure exerted by the Liberal Democrats which, in association with concerns expressed by the medical profession, caused the Government to pause and to consult.

  • Article: Jun 30, 2011

    The Bishop's Stortford High School and the Herts & Essex High School have appealed against the planning decisions by the East Herts Council. The Council refused the planning applications, which involved the moving of the two schools to green belt land at Whittington Way and building over 700 houses across the town on the vacated sites, on the Beldams Lane Playing Field and on land at Patmore Close.

    The appeal will be heard at a Public Enquiry, which will begin on September 20th and run for about three weeks.

    The Civic Federation, local Residents' Associations, Thorley Parish and other community groups in the town plan to contest the appeal, which is being funded by Hertfordshire County Council using tax-payers' money.

    The local branch of the Liberal Democrats is also supporting The Bishop's Stortford Civic Federation's fight against the schools' move.

    However, funds are needed to engage legal counsel to ensure that Bishop's Stortford Communities are professionally represented at the enquiry. Please help the Civic Federation to fight the 'Stop Schools' Move' appeal by donating online on the Civic Fedration's website at http:/www.stortfordcf.org.uk or by sending your contribution to:

    'CAUSE' c/o 5 Maple Avenue, Bishop's Stortford, Herts. CM23 2RP

    Your support would be appreciated and any donation gratefully received.

  • Cllr. Mike Wood
    Article: Mar 15, 2011
    By Les Pinnell

    The LibDems are pleased that the Town Council has managed to reduce its share of the council tax for 2011 - 12 and supported the reduction.

    However it could have been reduced still further had a suggestion by Cllr. Mike Wood been taken up by the council.

    The council tax required for the Town Council now amounts to just over £1m and, by law, it has to keep reserves of half of the tax requirement. At the moment, reserves are well above this level, with the money just sitting in the bank.

  • Article: Feb 26, 2011
    In From Parsonage Herald


    Six years after Cllrs. Mike Wood, Andy Graham and Les Pinnell (now ex-councillor) first requested that the flats in Plaw Hatch Close be redeveloped it has now happened. The flats have been demolished and eighteen new homes, for people on the housing register, will replace them.


  • Article: Feb 8, 2011
    By Matt Harris

    Following the launch of the Government's consultation on the future of the Public Forest Estate on January 27th, Bishops Stortford Lib Dems urged local people to get involved and express their opinions.

    The plans could see a significant proportion of the Forestry Commission's woodlands transferred to the management or ownership of charities and community groups.

  • Article: Dec 13, 2010

    Local Liberal Democrats are delighted that Martin Adams, who stood as an Independent candidate in the General Election earlier this year, has just signed up to join the Lib-Dems.

    "I now believe that I could be more effective by being part of a larger, recognisable group than by being just one, solitary individual," said Martin, "and since I support the general philosophy and policies of the Lib-Dems, it is quite natural for me to join with them, and not with either of the other two main parties".

  • Article: Dec 8, 2010

    Liberal Democrat councillors, Mione Goldspink, Bob Taylor and Calvin Horner and activist, Mike Shaw (who is the Lib-Dem candidate in the Sawbridgeworth By-Election) have all sent e-mail messages to Nick Clegg, asking him to honour the Pledge which he made during the General Election campaign. They have asked him to vote against the Government Bill on University Tuition Fees.

  • Mike Wood
    Article: Dec 7, 2010

    Letter to the Bishop's Stortford 'Observer' dated December 2nd 2010 from Cllr. Mike Wood LibDem Group Leader, East Herts Council:-

    Gareth Giles points out the misleading statement from local Conservatives in one of their leaflets about the allowances paid to East Herts District Councillors (Brilliant or Misleading? Observer letters, November 25th).

  • County Council Data Fine Artwork
    Article: Nov 24, 2010

    From: Susan Gaszczak - Hertfordshire Liberal Democrats County Coordinator

    Less than a week after the less than pleasing OFSTED report for Hertfordshire's Children's Services, the Conservative controlled County Council has been fined £100k for breaches to the data protection act.

    The council sent faxes containing sensitive information concerning child sex abuse and child care proceedings cases to the wrong fax number. The council has apologised.

  • Vince Cable
    Article: Nov 15, 2010

    October saw the launch of the coalition government's Small Business Economic Forum. The first meeting was hosted by Lib Dem business secretary Vince Cable who stressed the need to improve the flow of funding to small businesses. Future meetings will be chaired by Small Businesses Minster, and local Tory MP, Mark Prisk.