Your Local Lib Dems

We cover the towns of Banstead, Redhill, Horley 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.

To get in touch you can email us at info@reigatelibdems.org.uk

What do we Stand for locally?

We stand for -

  • Delivering a Carbon Neutral area with environmental sustainability;
  • Investing in social housing.
  • Protecting our Borough. From cuts to services, police and healthcare
  • Making sure that new development is integrated with public transport and services
  • Creating new recreational spaces and maintaining the existing ones.
  • Supporting pro-active community housing groups and new builds

What do we stand for Nationally?

  • Staying in the EU. We believe Britain will be stronger,
    better off and safer if we stay in
    the European Union
  • Saving our NHS and care services. Asking people to pay a bit more tax (1p)
    for every pound they earn. The money
    will go to the NHS and care services. Making sure people don't wait longer
    for mental health care than for
    other healthcare.
  • Put children first.
    Every child should have the best start
    in life. Spending £7 billion extra on education.
  • Britain needs an economy that gives
    people jobs and the chance to do well.
    We will build an economy that is strong,
    fair and works well now and in the future.

Recent updates

  • Will Forster by Woking Fire Station
    Article: Oct 14, 2019
    By Cllr Will Forster

    Surrey Council cuts night-time fire cover


    The Lib Dems have criticised Surrey County Council's recent decision to take seven fire engines off duty at night, including one in Woking.


    Last month, the Council's ruling Cabinet approved a 'Making Surrey Safer Plan 2020-2023', which outlines how the County Council wants to change the fire and rescue service. The plan controversially includes reducing the number of fire engines avaliable at night.

  • October 19 march picture
    Event: Oct 19, 2019 10:20 AM - 4:30 PM
    Redhill Station platform 2

    Join us for the People's Vote March on the 19th of October.

    A group of us will be meeting on Redhill station platform 2 from 10:20 to get the 10:41 train. If you would prefer you can join us at Victoria Station, at the bottom of the escalators to Victoria Place, at 11:30. Even if you have never marched before join us for what promises to be a great event. I know many of you will be worried about safety but this will be my 4th People's vote march and I have never seen any safety issues. Everyone is really friendly and supportive. Bring water and snacks as the crowds can move quite slowly. Don't be worried about standing out either. Just dress in your best pro-EU gear and bring your own flag or banner to express your views.

  • xr
    Article: Oct 11, 2019

    From local resident Sarah Clayton, via Nextdoor.com

    "We have now formed a small Epsom XR group, to keep building the movement. Extinction Rebellion is calling for change, radical change - in the way our politics, economics and society works - in order to cut carbon emissions and attempt to keep the planetary climate stable enough for life as we know it.

  • Heidi Allen
    Article: Oct 8, 2019
    By Cllr Will Forster

    Heidi Allen joins the Lib Dems

    Heidi Allen, the former Conservative MP for South Cambridgeshire, joined the Lib Dems on Monday evening.


    She has been a tireless campaigner for a People's Vote and has time and time again put the country's interests ahead of her own.

    Councillor Will Forster, Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate for Woking, said:

  • Will Forster by Victoria Arch Woking
    Article: Oct 8, 2019
    By Cllr will Forster

    Lib Dems support law to clamp down on vehicle idling

    The Lib Dems have called on Surrey County Council to back a bill that would increase the fines for leaving vehicles idling and make it easier to levy fines.

    During the recent Full Council meeting, Councillor Will Forster asked the Leader of Surrey County Council to call on the Government and Surrey's MPs to support the Vehicle Emissions (Idling Penalties) Bill.

  • Lib dem quiz
    Event: Nov 9, 2019 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    St Mark's Church Centre, Reigate

    Join us for a fun quiz evening on the 9th of November

    Start with a glass of wine (or soft drink) and then our expert quiz master will test your general knowledge. In the interval at 9pm we will all enjoy a Fish and Chip supper. You are welcome to bring your own wine or beer.

    The evening starts at 7:30, with the quiz starting about 8pm. It will be held in the newly refurbished St Mark's Church Hall. The address is Alma Road, Reigate, RH2 0DA. There is limited parking on the left hand side of the church. The nearest public parking is at Reigate Station.

  • Will Forster outside the Lightbox, Woking
    Article: Oct 8, 2019

    Following a request by the Lib Dems, Surrey County Council has agreed to exempt young care leavers from paying its share of Council Tax.

    Earlier today, Surrey's Full Council approved a report from the Cabinet to give young people who have been in the care system a discount of 75% on their Council Tax, which is the Surrey Council portion of Council Tax bills. About 600 young people under 25 who have left the care of the Council will no longer have to pay full Council Tax from next April.

  • Will Forster Quadrant Court Surrey County Council (Woking Lib Dems)
    Article: Oct 8, 2019
    By Cllr Will Forster

    Surrey County Council will no longer charge young care leavers Council Tax

    Following a request by the Lib Dems, Surrey County Council has agreed to exempt young care leavers from paying its share of Council Tax.

    Earlier today, Surrey's Full Council approved a report from the Cabinet to give young people who have been in the care system a discount of 75% on their Council Tax, which is the Surrey Council portion of Council Tax bills. About 600 young people under 25 who have left the care of the Council will no longer have to pay full Council Tax from next April.

  • Will Woking
    Article: Oct 7, 2019

    The Lib Dems have called on Surrey County Council to back a bill that would increase the fines for leaving vehicles idling and make it easier to levy fines.

    During tomorrow's Full Council meeting, Councillor Will Forster will ask the Leader of Surrey County Council to call on the Government and Surrey's MPs to support the Vehicle Emissions (Idling Penalties) Bill.

  • LibDems at County Hall
    Article: Oct 7, 2019

    The Liberal Democrat Group at SCC is concerned that the service was declared inadequate by Inspectors in December, and that the service is still seriously short of trained firefighters as a result of previous proposed cuts and a recruitment freeze. We believe the current plan to cut night time cover will unacceptably reduce response times; any change to the SFRS agreed by the Council should not reduce response times.