Peter Taylor re-elected as Mayor of Watford

On 5th May 2022, Watford's voters took to the polls to elect their Mayor for the next four years, as well as one third of local councillors. In a successful election for the Liberal Democrats, we retained the Mayoralty with Peter Taylor securing 55% of the vote in the first round, and had a fanta...

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Liberal Democrats launch plan to make Watford a ‘greener, safer and even more caring community’

Peter Taylor, the current Mayor of Watford, has launched his manifesto in anticipation of the upcoming local and mayoral elections in Watford. The manifesto, titled ‘Standing Up For Watford’, sets out the Liberal Democrat plans for Watford over the next four years, including key pledges to:

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Watford comes together to support Ukraine

Last night, before a meeting of Watford Council, local people gathered on the steps of the Town Hall in a show of solidarity with the people of Ukraine. Speeches were delivered by Mayor Peter Taylor and the Council’s chairman before raising the Ukraine Flag outside Watford’s Town Hall.

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Liberal Democrat Mayor of Watford commits to not raise council tax above inflation

Watford Council is increasing council tax by just 1.5% for the upcoming financial year, the equivalent of an additional 8p per week for those in a Band D property. This is the second year running where Watford’s council tax increase is the lowest of all Hertfordshire’s boroughs and districts. The...

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Mayor commits to end rough sleeping in Watford

Reducing rough sleeping and homelessness in Watford has been a priority of Mayor Peter Taylor since he first became Mayor in 2018. Over the last 4 years this figure has reduced significantly through the hard work of the council and various charitable organisations in the town. Working with charit...

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Watford Mayor presses Transport Minister for better train services

Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor, has written to the Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps, to call for improved train services and funding for train companies. In conversation with local train operators, the Mayor has been informed that funding cuts from central government have meant that...

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Mayor campaigns to protect bus services

Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor, has written to the Leader of Hertfordshire County Council, Cllr Richard Roberts, to raise concerns from residents about the future of buses in Watford and Hertfordshire. It has become clear that a number of bus services will be undergoing changes. The County Counci...

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Watford fails Housing Delivery Test for second year running

For the second year running, Watford Council has failed to meet housing targets set by the national government’s Housing Delivery Test (HDT), meeting just 48% of the target set for the last 3 years combined. The HDT results were first published in 2020. Despite a reduced target over the last 2 ye...

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Mayor presses for more trains from Bushey station

Liberal Democrat Mayor, Peter Taylor, is leading calls for more trains from Bushey station. Following contact from a number of residents, the Mayor has been in touch with senior management at West Midlands Trains to press for an increased service from the station. So far the company have suggeste...

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Liberal Democrat-run Watford Council agrees budget priorities for 2022

At a meeting of Watford’s Council last night, Monday 24th January 2022, Councillors agreed an ambitious and forward thinking budget for the town for 2022/23. The budget set out a 1.5% increase in council tax, far below the rate of inflation which currently stands about 5%, and is expected to be t...

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