The Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has written to the Government criticising the requirement to produce identity documents to get a ballot paper in local elections on 3 May, saying that it may disenfranchise voters from black and ethnic minorities and others. Read more
London's Mayor Sadiq Khan has confirmed that he wants the Metropolitan Line Extension to Watford Junction to be built and wants further negotiations to agree an alternative funding package that deals with the risk of overspend. Local Conservative and Liberal Democrat politicians have been attacking Sadiq Khan wrongly claiming that he had scrapped the MLX project.
Jagtar Singh Dhindsa, Watford Labour's mayoral candidate said, "This vindicates Labour's position of dialogue. We have been in regular touch with the London Mayor's office and obtained assurances that the MLX scheme would be protected whilst a way out of the impasse is negotiated.
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Leader of the Labour Party was in Watford on 4th April to launch our local manifesto and to support Jagtar Singh Dhindsa Labour mayoral candidate and 12 ward candidates for the elections on 3 May 2018. Read more
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The Tories and Lib Dems are trying to blame the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan even though it was the government who pulled the plug on the scheme. Read the facts here.
A Lib Dem councillor has been condemned by his colleagues for publishing an anonymous leaflet in a style reminiscent of dog-whistle campaign of Zac Goldsmith in the London mayoral elections
Labour front-bencher Diane Abbott MP, Shadow Home Secretary was in Watford on Saturday to give her support to Labour’s local election campaign. Read full story
Emily Thornberry attacks Tories over Brexit and customs union
The Shadow Foreign Secretary was in Watford on 2nd March where lashed Theresa May’s record on Brexit saying, “The Prime minister is only interested in addressing divisions in the Conservative Party, not in doing the right thing for Britain. Labour supports the UK remaining in a customs union with the EU to ensure frictionless trade and protect thousands of jobs in place like Watford. I hope it won’t be long before there is a General Election and Labour can take over these negotiations in Britain’s interests.”
Labour Shadow Ministers in Watford
Shadow Minister for Brexit, Sir Keir Starmer and Shadow Women and Equalities Minister, Dawn Butler were in Watford on Saturday 24th February support local mayoral candidate Jagtar Singh Dhindsa and promote Labour's Day of Action on police cuts in Hertfordshire - which has lost some 190 front line police officers. Keir Starmer said, "A Labour Government will put bobbies back on the beat."
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Watford Labour Party has slammed The Council's decision to support a pilot scheme to require voters to present identification to get a ballot paper in polling stations for the Mayoral and Local Council elections in May 2018. Voters will need to take their poll card or other ID such as a Passport, Driving Licence, Credit/Debit card to get a ballot paper. Read more
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