Your Local Lib Dems

We cover the towns of Reigate, Banstead, Redhill and Horley, as well as the villages of Burgh Heath, Chipstead, Earlswood, Kingswood, Lower Kingswood, Merstham, Salfords, Southpark, Meadvale, St. Johns, Tadworth, Walton on the Hill, Woodhatch and Woodmansterne.

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

Green Reigate (M Dyer Art)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?

  • 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 B 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

  • Ann-Marie Barker and Deborah Hughes
    Article: Mar 25, 2020
    By Cllr Ann-Marie Barker

    Independence of Scrutiny committee confirmed

    Councillor Deborah Hughes has been vindicated in a complaint brought against her by lawyers acting for Woking Football Club and the developers behind the Cardinal Court development proposals. The complaint has been fully dismissed as wholly unfounded.

    Councillor Hughes, the Liberal Democrat Chair of Woking Council's Overview and Scrutiny Committee said:

  • Article: Mar 12, 2020

    Colin's family have decided to postpone the Memorial Service scheduled for 21st March. It will be held at a later date. Please forward this information as appropriate. Thank you.

  • Paul Kennedy with Lib Dem stake board
    Article: Mar 11, 2020

    The Lib Dems have selected a candidate to bring back community policing, tackle drugs and get a fairer deal for Surrey.

    They are delighted to announce that Councillor Paul Kennedy has been selected as their candidate to be Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner in the election on 7th May 2020.

    Paul Kennedy is a former barrister, accountant and actuary with over 30 years leadership experience working in both private and public sectors. Paul is hardworking and popular Mole Valley District Councillor, representing Fetcham West ward. He has previously overseen a number of professional and public bodies on behalf of the public, and is offering a fresh approach to policing in Surrey.

  • Will Foster with train
    Article: Mar 3, 2020

    The Lib Dems have revealed there were 89 incidents involving offensive weapons on trains or at rail stations in Surrey since 2017. Guildford, Redhill and Woking each were home to 9 such incidents.

    Lib Dem Home Affairs Spokesperson Christine Jardine MP has said the new figures "show the utter failure of Tory Ministers to keep people safe from crimes involving offensive weapons, especially knives."

  • Article: Mar 3, 2020

    Not nearly as scary as you might think!

    Local Sunbury East councillor Kathy Grant explains "They are very informal drop-in style sessions. Two or three councillors sit in a dedicated space at Sunbury Library [also Staines Library] and local residents can come and talk to us about local issues or problems."

    Bernie Spoor (Sunbury Common) continues "Often there is a common complaint, typically on a planning issue. Otherwise, they are completely fed up with a very local situation - planning, parking, fly-tipping, drug dealing, anti-social behaviour. They come into the surgery as they believe we can open different doors and often we can."

    Over in Staines Library, Staines South Councillors Nichola Cornes and Chris Bateson are in attendance. "We get a few in from not only our own ward but two neighbouring wards, Staines Town and Riverside & Laleham" explains Chris. Nichola adds "And sometimes I am sure they are just curious - they gingerly turn up and before you know it we are mulling over local issues with a cup of tea and, if they are lucky, a biscuit."

    Long time councillor, and leader of the Spelthorne Liberal Democrats, Sandra Dunn recalls "one member of the public who turned up asking if we could remove a cyst. I had to explain we were not that kind of surgery!"

    SURGERIES

    Sunbury Library 1st Saturday in the month from 1030 - 1230.
    Staines Library 1st Saturday in the month from 1030 - 1300.

    You can be a resident of any local ward to turn up and any local person is welcome.

    Pictured: Cllrs Nichola Cornes and Chris Bateson at LibDem Saturday Surgery in Staines Library

  • Kathy Grant, Environment Spokesperson
    Article: Feb 27, 2020

    By Cllr Kathy Grant, Liberal Democrat Environment Spokesperson

    Whilst we're delighted to see the Council take steps in the right direction, we are keeping up the pressure to ensure that Council Policy reflects our green credentials. The task group was established thanks to increasing pressure from opposition Councillors to take the issue seriously and we have shifted the Council's stance on Heathrow in the right direction, but the administration has continued to resist opposition.

  • No Fly Tipping
    Article: Feb 16, 2020
    By Steve Kulka

    I recently read a report in the Surrey Mirror by the Reigate Society, which included concerns about an increase in litter and debris around Reigate.

    I have also had many reports from residents across the borough who tend to agree, so I asked the Conservative Executive Member for Neighbourhood Services if she had any plans to tackle this problem.
  • Article: Feb 8, 2020
    By Cllr Will Forster

    Surrey County Council has agreed to a request from County Councillor Will Forster to lower the speed limit on Egley Road outside the Hoe Valley School.

    The A320 between Mayford and Woking currently has a 40 mph speed limit. However, following the opening of the new school, both the County Council and Police have agreed to lower the limit to 30 mph between the Mayford and Turnoak roundabouts.

  • Article: Feb 6, 2020
    By Cllr Will Forster

    Surrey County Council will start work to make Westfield Road safer and combat speeding from 17th February.

    Woking South County Councillor, Will Forster, said:

    "As local people know, Westfield Road has been an accident black spot for too long. Since the beginning of 2014, there have been 20 personal injury collisions on Westfield Road - resulting 4 serious and 16 slight injuries."

  • Survey: Feb 5, 2020
    3 questions

    Please register your interest in the Reigate and Banstead Liberal Democrat Climate Change group. This data will be held on our own local system but will not be used in any other way.

    We would be really interested in your views, skills and thoughts on this issue. We are starting by getting together on Wednesday 4th of March. If you can make it please let us know. But if you can't don't worry. There will be many more chances to contribute.