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Stortford councillor steps down as chair of East Herts planning committee

Stortford councillor steps down as chair of East Herts planning committee

Stortford councillor steps down as chair of East Herts planning committee

11 January 2020

Cllr Tim Page says that at the age of 73 it is time for a 'fresh pair of eyes' to chair the district council's development management committee.


Tory voter's 'bring back Colin' ballot protest in Stortford council by-election

Tory voter's 'bring back Colin' ballot protest in Stortford council by-election

Tory voter's 'bring back Colin' ballot protest in Stortford council by-election

23 December 2019

An elector crossed out the name of Conservative candidate Shane Manning – the ultimate victor – and inserted that of Colin Woodward.


Stortford pub barman reflects on his General Election campaign

Stortford pub barman reflects on his General Election campaign

Stortford pub barman reflects on his General Election campaign

17 December 2019

Brian Percival came last and lost his deposit but he has no regrets about taking a stand against the mainstream parties.


Get Stortford won! New MP Julie Marson hails Boris slogan as key to her victory

Get Stortford won! New MP Julie Marson hails Boris slogan as key to her victory

Get Stortford won! New MP Julie Marson hails Boris slogan as key to her victory

13 December 2019

Hertford and Stortford's new MP painted Boris Johnson as the Santa Claus who delivered for the Conservatives with a winning slogan.


Conservative Julie Marson becomes Bishop's Stortford's first woman MP

Conservative Julie Marson becomes Bishop's Stortford's first woman MP

Conservative Julie Marson becomes Bishop's Stortford's first woman MP

13 December 2019

The Tory, who was unsuccessful in Dagenham & Rainham in 2015 and 2017, increased the Tory majority as Labour were second and the Lib Dems third.


Liberal Democrats lose Stortford town council by-election

Liberal Democrats lose Stortford town council by-election

Liberal Democrats lose Stortford town council by-election

13 December 2019

Conservative Shane Manning wins poll held following death of former mayor Mike Wood


Kemi Badenoch re-elected MP as Conservatives hold Saffron Walden

Kemi Badenoch re-elected MP as Conservatives hold Saffron Walden

Kemi Badenoch re-elected MP as Conservatives hold Saffron Walden

13 December 2019

The 39-year-old Tory, the first woman to be elected MP for Saffron Walden, increases her majority in a seat her party has held for almost a century.


General Election 2019: Live election map and results from across the country

General Election 2019: Live election map and results from across the country

General Election 2019: Live election map and results from across the country

13 December 2019

Keep track of results as they come in with our live results chart, election map and table.


General Election 2019 results: Live blog from Hertford & Stortford and Saffron Walden counts

General Election 2019 results: Live blog from Hertford & Stortford and Saffron Walden counts

General Election 2019 results: Live blog from Hertford & Stortford and Saffron Walden counts

12 December 2019

The Indie's Sinead Corr and David James are at the Hertford & Stortford count in Ware and Hollie Ryder is covering the Saffron Walden count.


General Election 2019: When will the Stortford result be announced?

General Election 2019: When will the Stortford result be announced?

General Election 2019: When will the Stortford result be announced?

12 December 2019

Ballot boxes across the Hertford and Stortford constituency will be delivered to Ware for votes to be counted once polling stations close at 10pm.


General Election Q&A: Meet the 6 candidates seeking to be Stortford's new MP

General Election Q&A: Meet the 6 candidates seeking to be Stortford's new MP

General Election Q&A: Meet the 6 candidates seeking to be Stortford's new MP

12 December 2019

We put the same 9 questions to all 6 candidates to add some personality for readers before we cover their party policies in the run-up to December 12.


Voters in Bishop's Stortford to elect only their fifth MP in a century

Voters in Bishop's Stortford to elect only their fifth MP in a century

Voters in Bishop's Stortford to elect only their fifth MP in a century

12 December 2019

If Julie Marson retains the traditionally safe Hertford & Stortford seat for the Conservatives she will become Bishop's Stortford's first female MP.


Food bank and winter night shelter: Stortford candidates on social inequality

Food bank and winter night shelter: Stortford candidates on social inequality

Food bank and winter night shelter: Stortford candidates on social inequality

11 December 2019

The Indie asked the six vying for your vote: As an MP, what measures would you promote to address poverty and social inequality in Bishop's Stortford?


General Election: Stortford candidates on where a new hospital should be built

General Election: Stortford candidates on where a new hospital should be built

General Election: Stortford candidates on where a new hospital should be built

11 December 2019

Where should a new general hospital with A&E facilities – to replace Princess Alexandra in Harlow – be built to best serve Bishop's Stortford?


Hertford & Stortford election candidates answer our 7 climate emergency questions

Hertford & Stortford election candidates answer our 7 climate emergency questions

Hertford & Stortford election candidates answer our 7 climate emergency questions

11 December 2019

The Indie's GreenWatch correspondent Louise Tennekoon tests the environmental credentials of the 6 people who want to be your next MP.


Labour get students' vote in Bishop's Stortford youth hustings

Labour get students' vote in Bishop's Stortford youth hustings

Labour get students' vote in Bishop's Stortford youth hustings

10 December 2019

Year 12 and 13 students bucked the historic election trend of the Hertford and Stortford constituency at the event at Herts and Essex High School.


In their own words: Hertford and Stortford candidates on trains, M11 and Stansted Airport

In their own words: Hertford and Stortford candidates on trains, M11 and Stansted Airport

In their own words: Hertford and Stortford candidates on trains, M11 and Stansted Airport

09 December 2019

We asked our election hopefuls what they would do to improve train services and the M11, and if they would let Stansted make full use of its runway.


In their own words: Where election candidates for Hertford & Stortford stand on Brexit

In their own words: Where election candidates for Hertford & Stortford stand on Brexit

In their own words: Where election candidates for Hertford & Stortford stand on Brexit

09 December 2019

The Indie asked all six contenders hoping to become Stortford's new MP to justify their Brexit stance and its impact on the town and Stansted Airport.


Lib Dem, Labour and Green candidates set out their stalls for voters

Lib Dem, Labour and Green candidates set out their stalls for voters

Lib Dem, Labour and Green candidates set out their stalls for voters

09 December 2019

A hustings event in a Ware church on Saturday (Dec 7) will be followed by one at Bishop's Stortford Baptist Church on Tuesday evening (Dec 10).


Tory veteran fears hung parliament after General Election

Tory veteran fears hung parliament after General Election

Tory veteran fears hung parliament after General Election

07 December 2019

Baron Haselhurst of Saffron Walden said: "Tactical voting will play a bigger role than in any other election in recent years.”


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