Hertford & Stortford is a U.K. parliamentary constituency of some 75,000 people in the south east of the County of Hertfordshire.
Hertford is the second largest town in the constituency with a population of 24,000. The rivers Rib, Beane, Mimram, and Lea all meet in Hertford, a picturesque place which is protected from over development by Green Belt area which encircles the town. Hertford is a busy commuter town, with good road and rail links to London and the south east of England. The town is the administrative headquarters of Hertfordshire County Council, East Herts Council, and Hertford town council. It also has many other service, pharmaceutical, and technology-based industries.Much of the town centre is a conservation area, owing to its great historical buildings like the 15th century Hertford Castle, the Verger's House, and the 18th century Shire Hall.
Bishop's Stortford is the largest town in the constituency, with a population of more than 31,000 people
This ancient market town has developed into a popular area for commuters, with rail links to London's Liverpool Street Station, the M11 motorway nearby, and Stansted Airport to the east. Despite the town's growth in recent years, it still retains much of its ancient charm and heritage.The town boasts a mixture of traditional locally owned shops, and all the high street chains and department stores that are expected of a large town. There is plenty of entertainment in the evening with an abundance of restaurants, traditional pubs, and bars. Visitor attractions include the Castle Gardens, the Rhodes Memorial Museum, St Michael's Church, and the local history museum.