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Welcome to Reigate Liberal Democrats

Layout of Reigate and Banstead Borough with major towns and roads.

Reigate and Banstead Borough Map

Reigate Liberal Democrats are the constituency party of Reigate.

This covers the towns of Banstead, Redhill and Reigate, as well as the villages of Burgh Heath, Chipstead, Earlswood, Kingswood, Lower Kingswood, Merstham, Salfords, Southpark and Meadvale, Tadworth, Walton on the hill Woodhatch and Woodmansterne.

The constituency is divided into the wards of Banstead Village, Chipstead Hooley & Woodmansterne, Earlswood & Whitebushes, Kingswood & Burgh Heath, Meadvale & St. Johns, Merstham, Preston, Redhill East, Redhill West, Reigate Central, Reigate Hill, Salfords & Sidlow, Southpark & Woodhatch, and Tadworth & Walton.

Reigate Liberal Democrats always work hard to keep in touch with local people with local news.

Along with the FOCUS leaflets, this website is part of that ongoing work.

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Recent updates

  • Article: Aug 4, 2016

    In response to a question at the July County Council meeting from Stephen Cooksey, Council was informed that it was planning permanently to turn off 45,000 street lamps from Midnight to 5.00am. The first phase of 33,000 lights is scheduled for 1st October and the second, of 12,000 lights for December or January. Currently lists of the affected residential areas are unavailable but we are promised that they will made available to Councillors in August and published for residents in September.

  • Charles Kennedy led the opposition to the illegal war
    Article: Jul 23, 2016

    Chilcott Report Backs Lib Dem Opposition to Iraq Invasion

    Tony Blair led the Labour Party with strong Conservative support into the Iraq war illegally. Lord Chilcot's damning report into the invasion of Iraq is clear that Tony Blair lied to the parliament, that ...

    • Military action was not the last resort.
    • The severity of threat from Iraq's weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) was not justified.
    • Policy was based on flawed intelligence
    • There was too little time to prepare Britsh troops with the correct equipment
    • Britain relied too heavily on its 'special relationship' with the United States and was subject to poor US decisons.
  • Lib Dems Winning Here
    Article: Jul 6, 2016

    More than 15,000 new members have joined the Liberal Democrats since the result of the EU Referendum was announced. With over 74,000 members, we now have more members than we've had in over a decade!

    These new members have joined us because they share our values and principles. They know that we are the only party who can now speak for those who believe the UK is best when it's tolerant, outward-looking and compassionate.

  • Happy Face 2
    Article: Jul 3, 2016

    Congratulations to Joe Crome and the Lib Dem Focus team in Mole Valley, who have gained Leatherhead North with a spectacular 19.5% swing from the Conservatives.

    As reported on Twitter by @britainelects ("Britain Elects") the resuls were:

    • LDEM: 56.6% (+27.4)
    • CON: 22.3% (-11.7)
    • UKIP: 10.3% (-7.9)
    • LAB: 8.9% (-5.7)
    • GRN: 1.8% (-2.1)
  • South-West train enters station
    Article: Jul 3, 2016

    Spelthorne and Runnymede Liberal Democrats willingly add their voice to the growing calls from all sides of the political spectrum for Spelthorne to be fully integrated into the Oyster card ticketing system.

    Despite being north of the River and more closely aligned with Middlesex than Surrey, Spelthorne loses out in many areas of service provision. None more so than where Transport is concerned.

    It is widely recognised that the Travelcard and Oyster card systems are of immense benefit to those who use public transport whether it be rail or bus. Simplicity of use and universal interchange between both modes of transport encourages travel away from the private car with the benefits to the environment that brings.

    Currently Spelthorne is yet again disadvantaged. Whilst Oyster cards may be used on buses, this is not the case with train travel on South West Trains. This despite it having one of the highest levels of commuter travel into London within the home counties. The add on cost of travelling beyond the current Zone 6 boundaries at Feltham to Ashford and Staines and Hampton to Sunbury and Shepperton are significant and place a disproportionate burden on Spelthorne residents.

    Whilst the question of cost is invariably raised this should be counteracted by such a change bringing economic benefit to the Borough. It would encourage a greater level of commute into the Borough and would result in a plus factor for Commercial and Residential property prices as well as encouraging relocation. Whilst finances for Local Authorities remain tight Spelthorne should seriously consider that a financial contribution from them to make this happen would be a good investment.

    Liberal Democrats will work with others to achieve the desired result for the benefit of all Spelthorne residents.

  • Join the Lib Dems
    Article: Jun 30, 2016
    People have been joining the Liberal Democrats at the rate of one a minute since the referendum result was declared.
    Over 10,000 people have signed up to the Liberal Democrats since Friday and this is still rising. This includes many in the Reigate area where there is grave concern over the result.
    Liberal Democrats voted to Remain but we respect the result of the referendum, and those who voted to Leave. Our concern now is what happens next.
  • Article: Jun 24, 2016

    Tim Farron has said that this "self-inflicted wound" will be David Cameron's legacy as he commented on the Prime Minister's resignation.

    12 months ago David Cameron had the best result of his career. Today, the worst.

    I was honoured to share a platform with the Prime Minster on this campaign, but this result, this self-inflicted wound, will be his legacy.

    There have been many things I did not agree with the Prime Minister on, but I must thank him for his stewardship of the country and for the way he took the very bold decision to create a Coalition Government in 2010. It was an incredible act of bi-partisan cooperation.

    The result of the referendum has left him with no choice. In this immediate period, the Government must act quickly to steady the economy, reassure the markets, and immediately set a new course.

    Greater instability will lead to job uncertainty, falling investment, and greater pressure on public services.

    There is no doubt this is going to be an incredibly testing, difficult and fractious time.

    David Cameron has become the latest Conservative leader to fall victim to his party's dangerous obsession with Europe. The Conservative's political maneuvering has taken our country to the brink, and today we have toppled over the edge.

  • Article: Jun 24, 2016

    Remain: 23,596 52.0%

    Leave: 21,747 48.0%

    Turnout: 80.4%

  • EU Flag
    Article: Jun 19, 2016

    What use is the EU?

    Here are some practical benefits:

    • Right to live anywhere in the EU.
    • Right to work anywhere in the EU.
    • Free healthcare within the EU.
    • Equal pay for men and women.
    • Right to maternity leave.
    • Parental leave for men and women.
    • Equal rights for temps and part-timers.
    • Limit to required working hours.
    • Right to work breaks for all.
    • Protection from discrimination.
    • Four weeks paid leave.
    • No loss of leave rights due to ill health.
    • Recognition of professional qualifications.
    • More jobs due to the common market.
    • Fighting exploitation of labour.
    • Safety in the workplace.
    • Tackling violence against women.
    • Fighting human trafficking.
    • Tackling female genital mutilation FGM.
    • No roaming charges for mobile phones.
    • Cheaper air travel by banning price fixing.
    • Compensation for delayed flights.
    • Lower common market food prices.
    • Electrical appliances that cost less to use.
    • UK criminals face arrest throughout the EU.
    • Crime victims protected throughout the EU.
    • Standing up to multi-national corporations.
    • Clean water standards.
    • Food quality standards.
    • Pollution limits for trucks and buses.
    • Blue flag scheme for beaches.
    • Control of "bucket shop" travel agents.
  • Confused?
    Article: Jun 19, 2016

    "Billion", "Percent", "Better", "Worse", "Leave", "Remain".

    Confused? We're not surprised!

    "Unrealistic", "Scaremonger", "Right", "Wrong", "Stay in", "Get out".

    Which are the real experts? Who should we believe?

    Could Britain be more prosperous outside the EU?

    • Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Justice, says Yes
    • Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, says No