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Majority tripled in Waltham Cross as Labour share of the vote rises

Cllr Neil Harvey (Labour, Waltham Cross)Labour has triumphed in Waltham Cross ward in the 2011, where Neil Harvey has been elected with an increased majority over the Conservatives of 386 votes, more than tripled since 2010 and Labour's biggest majority since the current boundaries were introduced 12 years ago. Read more...


An open letter to the Prime Minister

Labour campaigners have written to the Prime Minister asking him to overturn the decision of local Conservative councillors who voted in favour of closing the Cheshunt and Hertford Urgent Care Centres. Read more...


Vote to save Urgent Care Centres

Labour's local health spokesman Councillor Malcolm Aitken writes on how the Tories betrayed your trust - and how your vote could keep the Urgent Care Centres open. Read more...


EXCLUSIVE: Council overcharging for more than HALF A MILLION purple sacks every year

Broxbourne Labour Party can exclusively reveal that Broxbourne Council has been selling over half a million purple sacks a year - and for a profit which the government says is illegal. Read more...


Urgent Care Centre campaigners deliver letter to Prime Minister

In a joint letter personally delivered to 10 Downing Street, Labour's campaigners for Broxbourne and East Herts have called on the Prime Minister to intervene to save the Urgent Care Centres at Cheshunt and Hertford hospitals. Read more...


Opposition welcomes auditor's findings on unlawful councillor allowances

Deputy opposition leader Richard Greenhill has welcomed the official findings of the District Auditor on unlawful payments to councillors by Broxbourne Council, following a complaint submitted by the Labour councillor last September. Read more...


Government support for campaign to axe sack tax

In a letter to council chiefs this week, the government has backed Labour's condemnation of Broxbourne Council's draconian purple sack tax, stating that the scheme has been illegal ever since it was introduced four years ago. Read more...


Hospitals plea to PM as Labour demands local resignations over care centres betrayal

Broxbourne Labour Party today stepped up the fight to save local NHS hospitals in Enfield, Cheshunt and Hertford by asking the Prime Minister to intervene. At the same time, the opposition group called for the resignation of four senior Conservative councillors for their hypocrisy over the urgent care centre closure which was secretly supported by all the Tory representatives on the NHS evaluation panel. Read more...


Labour takes the fight to the Tories as Waltham Cross councillor stands in Theobalds ward

Broxbourne Labour Party today announced that Councillor Richard Greenhill has chosen to stand in Theobalds ward in the 5 May borough elections, neighbouring his current ward of Waltham Cross. Read more...


Shock at Tory betrayal over Cheshunt Urgent Care Centre

Labour's local opposition leader has spoken of his shock at the news that local Conservative councillors voted to close the Cheshunt and Hertford Urgent Care Centres. Read more...


Tories defy council policies to grant planning permission for pool demolition

Conservative councillors have voted to approve planning permission for demolition of the historic Hoddesdon Open Air Pool, despite planning policies intended to protect leisure facilities and heritage sites. Read more...


Rail co promises to act after councillor intervenes over Theobalds bridge eyesore

Network Rail has promised to renovate the dilapidated bridge at Theobalds Grove by the end of next month after Labour councillors got the council to threaten to use the law if the rail company failed to act. Read more...


Waltham Cross residents win roof-raising battle

Residents of Arlington Crescent, on the Hertfordshire/Enfield border in Waltham Cross, were horrified last month over a roof-raising planning application by their landlord to convert the lofts over their homes into 11 flats. Read more...


Big Society spin won't mask cuts

Local Conservatives can cling to their Big Society spin, but it won't mask the massive damage caused by their cuts. Read more...


Labour fights to keep Hospital Shuttle Bus

Labour successfully argued to keep the council's Hospital Shuttle Bus service operational after a report to February's Policy and Resources Committee threatened to merge the service with other services, ending its life as a dedicated hospital transport service. Read more...


Broken promises on Green Belt

Local Labour leader Michael Watson has hit out after the Conservative government approved development on Broxbourne's Green Belt. Read more...


Cabinet consultation dogged by Tories' 101 responses

The Labour opposition today reveals that 101 of the 197 responses to Broxbourne Council's recent cabinet consultation came via the Conservatives, over half the total. Read more...


Labour supports criticism of hospital review process

The Labour Group on Broxbourne Council has supported moves by the council's Scrutiny Committee to criticise the consultation process for the closure of Chase Farm Hospital's accident and emergency department. Read more...


Tories set to destroy open air pool

Conservatives on Broxbourne's Community Services Committee voted in January to demolish the Hoddesdon Open Air Pool, rejecting proposals from a community group seeking to keep the pool open by running it themselves. Read more...


Tories undermine new audit committee

Opposition whistleblowers have hit out at the Tories' decision to hobble the council's new audit committee. Read more...


Opposition slams the Great Democratic Swindle

Labour councillors have slammed the leadership of Broxbourne Council for attempting to slash the number of independent-minded councillors and wrestle power to its centre. Read more...


Don't blame the whistleblower for council expenses investigation

In a letter to the Mercury newspaper, Broxbourne Labour leader Councillor Michael Watson has backed an investigation into unlawful payments to councillors. Read more...


Broxbourne Labour Party welcomes new national leader

Broxbourne Labour Party has welcomed the election of Ed Miliband to be the new Leader of the Labour Party. Read more...


Council condemned for axing charity clothes recycling

Broxbourne Labour councillors have hit out at the Tory council for replacing charity clothing recycling with a commercial service. Read more...


District Auditor set to investigate as councillor payments confirmed potentially unlawful

Deputy opposition leader Richard Greenhill's complaint to the District Auditor has led to an interim report on allowances that Broxbourne councillors allegedly voted to pay themselves unlawfully. At the council's Finance and Personnel Committee last Thursday, it was revealed that the external auditor is set to launch an investigation which could land the council with a £25,000 bill. Read more...


Public urged to support more accountable local councillors in council representation review

Broxbourne Labour leader Michael Watson has today urged the public to stand up for local democracy by supporting more accountable local councillors in the Local Government Boundary Commission's review of Broxbourne Borough Council representation. Read more...


Council challenged over unlawful payments

Broxbourne council has been challenged to reveal the truth over money paid unlawfully to councillors. Read more...


District Auditor considers 66-page damning report on unlawful councillor payments

The District Auditor has been sent a 66-page report on unlawful payments made out of taxpayers' money to Broxbourne borough councillors, it has been revealed today. The legal objection to the council's accounts slates the Conservative-run council for its failure to stop and report on the legal breach for nearly two years after the matter was reported to the council's legal department. Read more...


Labour slams Tories for secretly overruling free swimming plea

Labour councillors have slammed Broxbourne Tories for axing free swimming for the under 17s and over 60s despite the council's own leisure organisation secretly saying there was "strong commercial justification" to continue the scheme indefinitely. Read more...


Labour expresses concern over concession changes

The Labour Group on Broxbourne Council has expressed concern at a review of the council's concessionary charges, which could lead to those aged 60 to 65 losing access to cheaper prices. Read more...


Tories challenged over support for get-rich-quick developers

Broxbourne Labour councillors have called the Conservatives' bluff over the Tory claim that, despite overwhelming need, a greater proportion of new homes in the borough cannot be allocated as affordable housing for local people. Read more...


Labour push for improvements through Waltham Cross Masterplan

The Labour Group on Broxbourne Council is acting as a driving force for change in Waltham Cross after successfully proposing a motion in support of the creation of a Masterplan for improvements in the town centre. Read more...


Borough planning strategy will hurt town centres and polarise communities

Local Labour councillors have condemned Broxbourne Council's core planning strategy after an independent report revealed that the new policy could damage local businesses and increase inequality in the borough. Read more...


Parliamentary candidate says job figures show real choice for people of Broxbourne

Figures comparing unemployment rates in the borough during the recent recession to the rate under the last Conservative government show the real choice facing the borough at the next election. Read more...


Standing up for what is right

Broxbourne Labour candidate Michael Watson has set out what motivated him to stand for parliament. Read more...


Why we cannot afford a Tory government

Labour's parliamentary candidate in Broxbourne, Michael Watson, has welcomed the announcement of a General Election, and has set out his case to be elected as Member of Parliament for the constituency. Read more...


Making a difference for the better

Councillor Michael Watson has set out Labour's alternative budget for Broxbourne. Read more...


Making your money work for you

Broxbourne Labour councillors have revealed their alternative budget for the borough, making your money work for you with a 1.1% cut in the council tax financed by increasing the council's reserves by £½million less than the Conservatives proposed. Read more...


Hoddesdon Labour Club

The Hoddesdon Labour Club website is now online at www.hoddesdonlabourclub.co.uk Read more...


Independent review for Chase Farm

Broxbourne Labour councillors have voiced their pleasure at the commencement of an independent review of the clinical case for change to Chase Farm hospital. Read more...


Printworks nightmare

Residents and Labour councillors in Waltham Cross have united to condemn light pollution from the massive printworks being built on the Park Plaza site. Read more...


Working for a safer borough

Local campaigner Richard Greenhill has praised those involved in tackling violence and antisocial behaviour on our streets. Read more...


Guarding the NHS

Malcolm Aitken has spoken up for our local health service. Read more...


Council weaknesses put benefit funds at risk

Auditors might refuse to certify Broxbourne Council's council tax accounts, jeopardising future subsidy payments from the government, it has been revealed. Read more...


Rethink on fair employment for disabled

Opposition councillors have won a u-turn from Broxbourne Council as it agreed to consider rejoining a fair employment scheme for disabled people. Read more...


Put public safety first

Councillor Aitken pleads for public safety to be put at the top of the council's priorities. Read more...


Labour vow to save pool

Labour councillors have learnt that the open air pool may have closed its doors for the final time. Read more...


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