May 2017: Chose the right future for the County

Support your local Conservative candidate this May

This May's County Council elections will shape the future of our communities for years to come.

Supporting your local Conservative candidate will ensure that we protect local services, support local schools, promote sustainable development, and keep control of local budgets.

To find out about your local candidate, click the 'Your local 2017 County Council Candidates' tab on the top right of this page.

Peter Lilley – A strong voice for Hitchin and Harpenden

I am immensely grateful to the people of Hitchin and Harpenden for giving me the privilege of continuing to represent our community in Parliament. 

I hope my re-election with an increased majority and an increased share of the vote owes something to my promise to be accessible to local people – not just at elections, but year in year out. Once again I will keep that pledge by holding House Meetings and Advice Clinics; arranging for constituents to visit the House of Commons; and facing critics at “Grill Your MP” suppers. I will also involve more young people by inviting 18 year olds to Westminster, visiting schools, and sponsoring inter-school debates.

During this coming parliament, I will continue to campaign for:

  • better local hospital facilities including imaginative plans for respite care at The Red House and a Radiotherapy unit at the Lister Hospital
  • quieter planes and better routing away from residential areas to counteract any increased airport throughput at Luton
  • protection of the core Green Belt separating our towns and villages while meeting the crying need for more housing and schools, and a new Garden City to ease some of the pressure on the rest of the area.
  • every local child to get a place in a local school
  • ensure that those for whom university is not the best option have equally good opportunities through apprenticeships and vocational skills.


For any information about the Association or its activities please contact Howard Byers:


Office Telephone: 01582 761796

Mobile Telephone: 07977 924775

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Following the success of the first annual interschools’ debating competition last year, Peter Lilley is to host the competition – open to teams from secondary schools in Hitchin and Harpenden – again this year.

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