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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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  • Ann-Marie Barker
    Article: May 24, 2017

    Ann-Marie Barker is the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate seeking to defeat Michael Gove on 8 June.

    Ann-Marie lives just outside Surrey Heath, with her husband, two daughters and family dog. She is a borough councillor and Deputy Group Leader on Woking Borough Council. Ann-Marie was the Liberal Democrat candidate for Surrey Heath in 2015 and campaigned for a Remain vote in the referendum last year.

  • Article: May 23, 2017

    In view of the terrible events in Manchester overnight, I would ask that campaigning in Surrey Heath be suspended for today.

    I am sure that the national party will issue the same instruction shortly.

    Helen Whitcroft

    Local and Parliamentary Agent

  • Surrey Police Logo
    Article: May 19, 2017
    By Will Forster

    The Liberal Democrats have announced that we would boost investment in police forces by £300 million a year. This is in stark contrast to the Conservatives, who have overseen devastating cuts to community policing. Theresa May, as Home Secretary, and now Prime Minister, has cut policing budgets by over £2 billion, eroding the very fabric of community policing.

  • Tim Farron
    Article: May 17, 2017

    The Lib Dem General Election Manifesto 2017 was published this morning.

    Read the full contents here.

    Tim Farron

    1. Standing up for Britain's place in Europe

    The choices Theresa May is making will affect your life - your job, your weekly shop, your environment, your safety - for decades. That's why we think you should have the final say, via a referendum, on any Brexit deal.

    And if you don't like how the deal shapes up, you should have the choice to remain in the EU.

    2. Proper funding for our NHS and social care

    Our National Health Service is on the brink of collapse and Theresa May doesn't care.

    The Lib Dems will save the NHS from crisis.

    We will spend 1p in the pound of Income Tax on NHS and social care services, prioritising mental health care and limiting care costs for the elderly.

    Tim Farron

    3. Equality in education

    Conservative school cuts mean that children's chances are too often determined by their parents' income.

    We will support our young people by investing an extra £7.5bn in education, by opposing new grammar schools, and by ensuring that per-pupil budgets grow if class sizes do.

    4. A prosperous and fair economy

    Britain needs an economy that creates jobs and opportunities.

    We will boost the economy with a major programme of capital investment aimed at stimulating growth across the UK.

    We'll also double innovation and research spending, ensuring Britain is a global business leader, now and in the future.

    5. A green Britain

    Climate change and air pollution threaten our future.

    We will invest to find new ways to protect the planet and boost the economy at the same time.

    We will prevent 40,000 premature deaths a year by cutting air pollution and more than double the production of green electricity to 60% by 2030.

    6. Standing up for families and communities

    We believe that society as a whole is better when families flourish economically and socially.

    We will reach a house-building target of 300,000 homes a year by 2022, extend free childcare to all two-year-olds, and reduce the price of bus travel for the 16- to 21-year-olds by two thirds.

    Tim Farron

    7. Standing up for human rights and justice

    We believe that every person is entitled to the same opportunity to succeed in life.

    We aim to reduce inequality, fight discrimination and protect freedom.

    We will oppose any attempts to leave the European Convention on Human Rights and offer a sanctuary to 3000 unaccompanied refugee children by 2022.

    8. An internationalist, progressive world

    We will continue to work with our global partners to champion human rights, help the poorest people, and protect our citizens.

    We will focus on fighting the rising tides of nationalism and isolationism, and suspending arms sales to countries with poor human rights records.

    9. A fair, open electoral system

    People should have power over their own lives and how their country is run. We would give 16- and 17-year-olds the right to vote in elections and referendums, and introduce proportional representation for Westminster and local elections.

  • Epsom General Hospital
    Article: May 12, 2017
    By Will Forster

    The Lib Dems have announced we would plug funding gaps for the NHS and social care by putting a penny on income tax, in our first major manifesto commitment of the General Election campaign.

    The tax would raise an additional £124.7 million for Surrey, with £76 million for the NHS and £48.7 million for social care each year.

  • Money down drain
    Article: May 11, 2017

    Liberal Democrat county councillors in Surrey have welcomed the news that the Conservative-administration at County Hall has finally agreed to scrap the 4 Cabinet Associate posts which have so far cost the tax payer nearly two hundred thousand pounds since they were introduced.

    Liberal Democrats have consistently called for these posts to be scrapped and for the money saved to be used on front line services, rather than on excessive allowances for Conservative county councillors. The roles that will end are:

  • School children
    Article: May 10, 2017
    By Will Forster

    The Lib Dems have announced that we would invest an additional £38 million in schools and colleges across Surrey over the next Parliament.

    This funding for Surrey would reverse cuts to frontline school and college budgets, protect funding per pupil in real terms and ensure that no school loses out from changes to funding arrangements.

  • Ann-Marie Barker
    Article: May 10, 2017

    Liberal D emocrats will invest £38 million to protect school funding in Surrey.

    The Liberal Democrats have announced they will invest £38 million more in schools and colleges in Surrey over the next parliament.

    The funding for Surrey would reverse cuts to frontline school and college budgets, protect per pupil funding in real terms and ensure no school loses out from changes to funding arrangements.

  • Surrey County Council 2017 - Result -Will Forster - Woking South
    Article: May 9, 2017

    After a fantastic campaign for the Surrey County Elections we're pleased to report that Will Forster has been re-elected in Woking South with a huge majority.

    Commenting on this Will said, "Pleased to have been re-elected with a much increased majority in South Woking - my local residents are clearly far from happy with the Tories".

  • Liberal Democrat logo large
    Article: May 9, 2017

    Lib Dems and others in Britain and right across the continent have marked Europe Day today, 9th May. And in Britain we have been calling on voters to support the Lib Dems in standing up to Theresa May's plans for a hard, destructive Brexit.

    On Europe Day we remember that the European Union was created to end centuries of war in Europe and bring prosperity to all European countries. Sadly it seems that Theresa May is willing to scrap free trade with the rest of Europe, in order to pander to UKIP and the far-right of her own party.