NewS from Uttlesford Lib Dems

  • Mike Hibbs November 2019
    Article: Jan 1, 2020
    By Mike Hibbs

    At 5.30 pm on Polling Day I knocked on a door. The young woman who answered told me she wasn't voting Liberal Democrat. I asked who she was voting for and she said, 'either Labour or Conservative - I haven't made my mind up.' It seems strange to dither between two parties with such opposing views without even considering an alternative - but for most of my life people have seen the choice as between the two main parties, and the media have consistently reinforced the two-party system. But how permanent is it?

  • At the count
    Article: Dec 13, 2019

    ...and the results are in for the Saffron Walden Constituency

    Kemi Badenough (Con) 39,714 (63.14%)

    Mike Hibbs (Lib Dem) 12,120 (19.21%)

    Tom van de Bilt (Lab) 8,305 (13.16%)

    Coby Wing (Green) 2,947 (4.67%

    Thank you to every single one of the 12,120 voters who voted for Mike - we really do appreciate your support. And a big thank you to everyone who delivered leaflets and letters, put up posters, knocked on doors and campaigned at street stalls around the constituency. We're please to be in second place, with one in five people voting for Mike. The turnout was nearly 73% - which is quite high.

  • Vote for Mike #2
    Article: Dec 11, 2019

    If Boris Johnson's Conservatives win on Thursday, we will all lose. His destructive Brexit plan will damage our country and must be stopped. This Thursday is your chance to stop Brexit.

    The Liberal Democrats are the strongest party of Remain. We want to stop Brexit and build a brighter future for people and our planet. Every vote for the Lib Dems is a clear vote for Remain.

    For too many people, things aren't working as they should be. The Liberal Democrats have an ambitious plan for the future of our country, where every person, every community and our planet can thrive. This is our plan for a brighter future:

  • Postal voting packs
    Article: Dec 9, 2019

    Are you a Postal Voter? Have you received your Postal Voting Pack from the District Council? Tuesday 10th December is really your last posting date to be absolutely sure it gets there in time. But don't despair - if you've missed the post you can deliver it by hand before 10:00 pm on Thursday 12th December to The Council Offices, London Road, Saffron Walden CB11 4ER; or on Polling Day (Thursday 12th) you can take it to any Polling Station in the Saffron Walden Constituency (for details go to If you can't take it yourself, ask someone you know and trust to take it for you, but avoid getting a candidate or a party worker to hand your vote in. If you have a postal vote, you can't vote in person on polling day. You can take your Postal Voting Pack to your polling station on polling day if you want to though. If you haven't received your Postal Voting Pack yet, please contact Electoral Services at Uttlesford District Council on 01799 510431 / 510432 / 510434 or If your Postal Voting Pack is lost they may be able to issue a replacement if you go in person with suitable identification (passport, photo driving licence, utility bill etc) to the Council Offices in Saffron Walden before 5:00 pm on Polling Day (Thursday 12th December).

  • Stansted 06.12.2019
    Article: Dec 7, 2019

    "Our penny on income tax ringfenced for the NHS is going down well on the doorstep" says Mike Hibbs, our Lib Dem candidate in the Saffron Walden Constituency. "Voters understand the urgency and appreciate the clarity of how our promise will be funded." The Liberal Democrats are the only party with a long-term plan for health and social care. To tackle the immediate problem we will raise an additional £7 billion a year, ringfenced to be spent only on the NHS and Social Care services. This revenue will be generated from a 1p rise in the basic, higher and additional rates of income tax. Full details of the proposals in our Manifesto. Go to, scroll down and click on Our Plan for Health and Social Care.

  • Freepost front cover 2019
    Article: Dec 4, 2019

    Mike Hibbs, your Lib Dem candidate, will be at the Saffron Walden General Election Hustings on Thursday 5th December. Along with candidates from the other parties he will be answering questions from members of the public on issues and policies at this election.

    The Hustings are in the Saffron Walden Baptist Church at the top of the High Street, CB11 3HD (near the War Memorial). Doors open at 7:00 pm; the Hustings start at 7:30 pm and the evening's discussions end at 9:30 pm. Questions for consideration are invited in advance by email to or on the door by 7:20 pm.

  • Mike talking about housing
    Article: Nov 30, 2019

    Increasing the number of social and affordable homes we build was one of the topics discussed at a lively General Election Hustings in Stansted on Friday.

    "We now have a crazy situation where to get one social/affordable housing unit, you have to accept four unaffordable, luxury homes", said Mike. "We have to find another way to fund this. Lib Dems will build thousands of new homes for social rent to give our young people hope of a home of their own. The homes will be built to zero carbon standards reducing energy consumption and making the running costs affordable for young families."

  • 2019 GE Manifesto cover
    Article: Nov 26, 2019

    Following the launch of the Liberal Democrats' Manifesto for the 2019 General Election, local Lib Dem candidate Mike Hibbs and the campaign team spent Saturday morning discussing election issues with shoppers of all political opinions in King Street.

    "People in Saffron Walden are telling us how worried they are about the future of this country. The Conservatives' plans for a hard or even no-deal Brexit are causing immense stress and anxiety - never mind the damaging economic consequences" said Mike. "Our 2019 General Election Manifesto outlines a clear plan to build a brighter future for people and the planet. The first step will be to stop Brexit and use a £50 billion Remain Bonus to invest in public services and tackling inequality."


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