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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

  • NHS Logo
    Article: Sep 21, 2017

    Official statistics released by the NHS show that EU doctors and nurses are leaving the Health Service in record numbers and that the rate of departures is increasing. Research by the British Medical Association indicates that 4 in 10 EU doctors are considering leaving the UK and a further 25% are unsure on their future after the referendum.

  • Liberal democrat rosette
    Article: Sep 21, 2017

    This Party Political Broadcast is like no other that you have seen. Please watch it, enjoy it and then think about what it has said.

    Link to Liberal Democrat Party Political Broadcast

  • CRC
    Article: Sep 14, 2017

    Liberal Democrat county councillors have welcomed the decision by the Conservative Cabinet in Surrey to drop its plans to close four Community Recycling Centres after an outcry from thousands of Surrey residents. However, the County Council confirmed that it will proceed with its plans to reduce the opening hours of all the Centres across the county as well as dropping the daily free waste allowance which residents currently enjoy. The proposals are scheduled to be confirmed at the Cabinet meeting on Tuesday 26th September.

  • SPA library
    Article: Sep 12, 2017

    Liberal Democrat county councillors have today welcomed the announcement that the County Council has extended the public consultation on the future of the Surrey Performing Arts Library to four weeks up to 1st October 2017. The Conservative-administration had previously only offered two weeks for library users to respond to the County Council's plans, which include closing the library in order to make savings of £180,000.

  • Stephen Cooksey
    Article: Sep 12, 2017

    Thousands of Surrey residents have responded to the County Council's consultation on whether to close four Community Recycling Centres, as well as slashing opening hours and increasing charges at those Centres which remain. The consultation generated 13,637 responses, one of the biggest ever, and now proceeds to the Conservative Cabinet who will make a decision at a meeting on 26th September.

  • SPA library
    Article: Sep 7, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats have launched a petition to save the Surrey Performing Arts Library which is under threat of closure by Surrey County Council. Surrey residents have reacted with dismay on hearing of the threatened closure and that the County Council's consultation exercise will give residents just two weeks to respond.

  • Cllr Fiona White outside Surrey County Hall
    Article: Sep 6, 2017

    Liberal Democrat county councillors have expressed their concern after an independent body, Healthwatch Surrey, criticised the county council for a lack of engagement and consultation after changes to the provision of sexual health services.

    Healthwatch Surrey has written to the county council outlining their criticisms in relation to HIV services. The letter states that:

  • Chris Botten
    Article: Sep 5, 2017

    Ofsted has today published a letter summarising the findings of the recent monitoring visit to Surrey Children's services. This is the 8th monitoring visit since the County Council was inspected in 2014 and found to be inadequate in the Ofsted report published in 2015. In the latest monitoring visit, Ofsted inspectors noted recent improvements. However some changes have taken too long to achieve and children continue to receive an inconsistent response to their needs and for some, potential risks are not explored quickly enough.

  • Brexit Euro&Union Jack
    Article: Sep 1, 2017

    On 18 July in Washington DC leading experts gathered at AEI (American Enterprise Institute) to discuss the challenges and opportunities of Brexit after the United Kingdom elections. Former Bank of England policy maker, economist and PIIE (Peterson Institute for International Economics) president Adam Posen - while stating he didn't at present foresee that a reversal on Brexit would happen - said that the United Kingdom's choice to introduce barriers with the European single market will damage Britain's economy.

  • Cllr Hazel Watson outside County Hall
    Article: Sep 1, 2017

    Liberal Democrat county councillors in Surrey have criticised the ruling Conservative administration for recruiting a £55,000 "Head of Strategy" post when at the same time planning staff redundancies and cutting services by millions of pounds.

    The advert, which has been posted extensively online and in the national press, seeks to recruit a "highly politically astute" individual who will be a "skilful networker" and "support the leadership" of the County Council. The salary offered is between £55484 to £66644 for a working week of 36 hours, with a laptop and mobile supplied.