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.

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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

  • Make votes matter - proportional representation
    Article: Dec 13, 2019

    The general election result has highlighted the unfairness of the electoral system and the time has come for the introduction of some form of proportional representation.

    The 3.65m Liberal Democrat voters only elected 11 MPs - this equates to 331,000 votes per MP. To elect a Conservative took just 38,000 votes. How can this be described as a functioning democracy? It is even worse if you voted for the Green Party when 857,000 votes only elected a single MP.

  • Spelthorne Local PLan
    Article: Dec 13, 2019

    There is still time to comment on the Local Plan, details of which were included in an 8-page supplement in the latest Borough Bulletin. If you haven't already done so, take a look.

    The Plan includes a number of aspects which will affect everyone who lives in Spelthorne.

    If you have any views on the contents of the plan you have until 20th January to submit your comments. Some of the key issues in the plan are:

  • Brexit lies
    Article: Dec 12, 2019

    The entire Conservative election campaign was based on a lie.

    The idea that Johnson will get Brexit done by Christmas is completely untrue. He's has taken the electorate for fools.

    Even if Johnson wins a majority, and even if he passes the withdrawal agreement before Christmas, then Brexit won't be done.

  • Containers and trade
    Article: Dec 11, 2019

    The EU has never negotiated, signed and ratified a trade deal with a country in 11 months.

    Canada took seven years to strike its agreement with the EU. Given the scale of the problems that have to be negotiated, for example checks on the border, it's highly unlikely this will happen.

    Even the EU have distanced themselves from the idea it could be done in 11 months.

  • Brexit lies
    Article: Dec 11, 2019

    "I think most of the work has already been done. We already start from a position where the EU and the UK is aligned, we're agreed on all the key principles." - Sajid Javid

    Here, Sajid Javid is continuing the narrative that getting a free trade agreement with the EU will be the easiest thing in the world. It won't be.

  • LibDems at County Hall
    Article: Dec 10, 2019

    Today councillors at Surrey County Council agreed to the purchase of Midas House in Woking.

    The County Council has been looking to move out of its current home in Kingston for some time and has chosen the office building as the location for its new Civic Heart.

    The current headquarters, County Hall, is expensive to run, not fit for purpose and not in Surrey. Midas House is a much smaller building and only councillors, the senior leadership team and some support staff will be based there; others will be relocated to offices in Leatherhead, Guildford and Reigate.

  • 6. Environment
    Article: Dec 10, 2019
    By Cllr Will Forster

    Lib Dems on Woking Council last week secured agreement to look at incentives for those driving the most environment friendly vehicles.

    "With new flexible pricing systems coming to town centre car parks it is an ideal opportunity to encourage use of less polluting vehicles" said Lib Dem Leader Ann-Marie Barker.

  • Will Forster GE 2019
    Article: Dec 10, 2019
    By Cllr Will Forster

    Lib Dems Stop Conservative Council loaning £21 million to a private school

    Liberal Democrats on Woking Council have succeeded in halting Conservative proposals to bankroll a private school.

    Woking's Conservative Executive recommended to all councillors that a £21 million loan be given to Greenfield School. The school, which recently moved from Brooklyn Road to the old International School site on Old Woking Road, was seeking a loan to expand and add extra classrooms, arts, music and sports facilities.

  • £800 tax cut for 24m workers (Stirling and Clacks Scottish Liberal Democrats)
    Article: Dec 9, 2019

    Workers' rights would be even further watered down in Johnson's Withdrawal Agreement when compared to May's. This phrase of 'no regression' replaced an entire section of May's deal, which was dedicated to protecting workers' rights. But this is exactly what Johnson wants.

    The economic argument for Brexit, put forward by Johnson, Farage and their financial backers is one of de-regulation.

  • Containers and trade
    Article: Dec 9, 2019

    "Within minutes of a vote for Brexit the CEO's of Mercedes, BMW, VW and Audi will be knocking down Chancellor Merkel's door demanding that there be no barriers to German access to the British market" - David Davis

    This is wrong on so many levels.

    David Davis is living in a Brexit fantasy land, and risking our future prosperity in the process.