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Reigate Liberal Democrats

Your Local Lib Dems

We cover 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.

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

  • Dove
    Article: Nov 11, 2018

    There will be peace:

    when attitudes change;

    when self-interest is seen as part of common interest;

    when old wrongs, old scores, old mistakes

    are deleted from the account;

    when the aim becomes cooperation and mutual benefit

    rather than revenge or seizing maximum personal or group gain;

    when justice and equality before the law

  • Article: Nov 10, 2018

    Reigate & Banstead Local Elections 2019

    On 2 May 2019, you have the chance to change Reigate & Banstead for good.

    We are Liberal Democrats and we believe that we must put the environment centre stage in these local elections. We need to preserve the natural world on which our society and economy depends for its health and well-being. Here is our local manifesto. No other group of council candidates can offer such a complete approach to the challenges that face us. The choice is in your hands. Make this a Liberal Democrat Council and we will deliver these policies.

    A Green place to live

    A Liberal Democrat run Reigate and Banstead Council will:

    Deliver a low Carbon and environmental sustainability Borough;

    Climate change is not going away. We believe in investing in our local environment.

    We will work to create a carbon neutral Borough. This will not happen overnight, but significant steps need to be taken now. It works for all and ensures our local economy is sustainable in the long-term.

    That means, cutting air pollution, more charging points for electric vehicles and the replacement of older technologies.

    A place to call home

    A Liberal Democrat run Reigate and Banstead council will:

    Invest in social housing;

    We live in a beautiful Borough, but that opportunity is being denied many local people as prices rise and incomes stagnate. The planning system needs to serve the people. Protecting our historic areas but encouraging house building where it supports local people.

    That means involving local people in local decision-making, more energy efficiency in buildings and making sure homes are provided at a reasonable cost.

    A safe community

    A Liberal Democrat run Reigate and Banstead council will:

    Protect our Communities;

    We suffer cut backs from central Government across schools, hospitals and all public services. Local taxes should be spent locally. We believe people should be given a real say over major projects and services. Local incentives can help to stimulate local business and create jobs.

    That means shifting resources to serve local people not central bureaucrats, focusing on neighbourhoods each with their own character and needs and using discretionary powers to boost the local economy.

  • Redhill street stall
    Event: Dec 8, 2018 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Horley High Street, opposite Andrews Estate Agents

    Come and join with us to stop Brexit. Even if you have never campaigned before we will be there to help you connect with the public. Our street stalls in Redhill and Reigate were a great success with over 200 signatures collected for a people's Vote and a great atmosphere. Even if you can't come and help on the stall we would love to see you there. A new 'Brexitometer' will be there to show your views with a bit of sticker fun.

  • Article: Nov 3, 2018

    The latest edition of the Sunbury Common Focus is hitting the streets now and includes articles on:

    • How local residents make sure that developers don't always win
    • Tories in Central government are taking your local Council tax out of Spelthorne
    • Protecting local parks
    • Surrey County Council threat to Children's centre
    • Small changes that have improved a Sunbury shopping parade
  • Article: Nov 3, 2018

    The latest edition of the Upper Halliford and Sunbury West Focus has been released and includes articles on:

    • Results of a local survey on local issues
    • Update on the so-called Eco Park development at Charlton
    • Cedar's Rec improvements
    • Campaign to make sure School Walk right of way is preserved

    Link to latest Focus

  • Accompanying photo shows Cllr Ian Johson (left of photo) and Cllr Liam Lyons (right of photo) at the car park.
    Article: Oct 26, 2018
    By Ian Johnson. RH.

    Scrap expansion of Heathside Crescent Car Park

    Liberal Democrat councillors for Mount Hermon Ian Johnson and Liam Lyons have called for the expansion of Heathside Crescent car park to be scrapped.

    The planning application by the council to redevelop the three storey Heathside Crescent car park and extend it to six storeys has been roundly criticised by local residents. The planning committee deferred the application in September due to concerns about design, highway safety and air pollution.

  • Louise Morales at Sythwood Sure Start children's centre
    Article: Oct 16, 2018
    By Louise Morales. RH.

    Fears that 40 Children's Centres could close in Surrey

    The Lib Dems have expressed concern for the future of Surrey's Children's Centre provision in the light of the sudden departure of one of their leading champions and advocates from the senior team at Surrey County Council.

    The departure comes after plans to reduce provision were announced by the Conservative administration earlier this year, but with no detail as to which of Surrey's 58 Children's Centres would close.

  • Will Forster at Woking station
    Article: Oct 16, 2018
    By Will Forster, RH

    On Wednesday 10th October, the former Lib Dem Leader Tim Farron presented a Bill to the House of Commons which would make it significantly easier for the Government to strip failing rail companies of their franchises.

    Tim Farron has repeatedly made the case for failing rail operators to be stripped of their franchise after a summer of chaos on the railways. In his own Cambrian constituency, every single train on the Lakes Line was cancelled during the month of June.

  • Wells Centre
    Article: Oct 15, 2018
    By Ian Strutt (quoted by Barry Murton) in "Save the Wells Centre" facebook page

    It is quite ironic that Epsom's Residents' Association (RA) council is pushing to over-develop the site of the Wells social centre with a four-storey building of 23 flats. Epsom had the fantastic windfall of having the huge sites of five redundant hospitals made available to develop for residential purposes.

  • Will Forster by Victoria Arch Woking
    Article: Oct 14, 2018
    By Will Forster, RH

    New transport network for South Woking?

    Surrey County Council and Woking Borough Council launched a public consultation on plans to improve the highway network just south of Woking town centre, whilst Network Rail replace Victoria Arch.

    The plans would see the road under Victoria Arch widened and the replacement of the existing one-way gyratory system around Guildford Road, Victoria Road and A320 Station Approach with a two-way road for vehicles, as well as the introduction of safer, more convenient walking and cycle routes between the town centre and the railway station, and south Woking. Full details of the plans can be viewed here: https://www.woking.gov.uk/guildfordrdconsultation.