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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

  • Woking Voter ID pilot May 2018
    Article: Feb 19, 2018
    By Woking Lib Dems

    Woking is part of a Voter ID pilot project being run by the Cabinet office for the elections on May 3rd.

    In addition to being on the Electoral Roll (register here!), voters will be required to bring a form of photographic ID to the polling station.

    Woking Borough Council has published a list of forms of photo ID that will be accepted (details here);

  • Ray Morgan - Woking Advertiser 9th feb
    Article: Feb 16, 2018

    The Lib Dems have accused Ray Morgan, the Chief Executive of Woking Borough Council, of acting as a spin doctor when he offered to write the local Conservative's literature in the forthcoming local elections, despite senior Council staff being required to be politically neutral.

    The Chief Executive's offer was meant to be solely for the Tory Leader of Council, but Ray Morgan accidentally copied this to a member of the public who sent the correspondence to the Woking Advertiser and Get Surrey.

  • Tory Questions
    Article: Feb 14, 2018

    Responding to Cllr Andrew Povey's comments on BBC Radio Surrey this morning, Cllr Hazel Watson, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, said today:

    "I am pleased that Cllr Povey agrees with what the Liberal Democrats and I have been saying about Surrey County Council's finances over the last 18 months. He is right to draw attention to the criticisms of the County Council contained within CIPFA's report "Financial Resilience Review - Surrey County Council". This report was commissioned by the current Leader of the Council and was kept hidden from county councillors for months.

  • Chris Botten
    Article: Feb 14, 2018

    Liberal Democrat county councillors in Surrey have expressed their concerns over the long waiting times faced by children and young people with mental health problems in the county.

    Ahead of next week's Children and Education Select Committee, where the matter is due to be discussed, Cllr Chris Botten, Lib Dem Spokesperson for Children & Education, said:

  • House of Commons Parliamentary Debate (Catherine Bebbington/Parliamentary Copyright http://www.parliament.uk/site-information/copyright/use-of-parliamentary-photographic-images/)
    Article: Feb 8, 2018

    Liberal Democrat county councillors have criticised Surrey's 11 Conservative MPs after they all voted in favour of the Local Government Finance Settlement in the House of Commons on Wednesday 7th February. The Settlement sets out the level of funding from central government to local authorities for the next financial year and has been heavily criticised for not providing adequate funding to councils to provide essential services. All 9 Liberal Democrat county councillors in Surrey had written to the 11 MPs asking them to vote against the Settlement but no Conservative MP in Surrey spoke in the debate and all voted in favour.

  • Stephen Cooksey
    Article: Feb 7, 2018

    A petition set up by Liberal Democrat county councillors calling on Surrey County Council to axe its charges on residents disposing of DIY waste has attracted over 1000 signatures in just over 2 weeks. The petition was set up after the Government, as part of a wider consultation on fly-tipping, stated that "The Government's view is that residents should be able to dispose of household DIY waste free of charge" and "The Government will consider clarifying the law if councils continue to charge for disposal of reasonable amounts of DIY waste". The County Council introduced the unpopular charges, dubbed the "Tory Tip Tax", in September 2016 and earlier in January this year ended the daily allowance for local residents to dispose of waste for free.

  • money
    Article: Feb 5, 2018


    Liberal Democrat county councillors in Surrey have written to the county's 11 MPs asking them to vote against the Local Government Finance Settlement in Parliament on Wednesday 7th February. The Settlement sets out the level of funding from central government to local councils for the next financial year, and has been widely criticised for failing to address the financial problems that many councils face.

  • Julia Kirkland meeting Vince Cable
    Article: Feb 4, 2018

    Lib Dem leader Vince Cable, pictured here with Ruxley By-Election candidate Julia Kirkland, was the guest speaker at Epsom & Ewell Liberal Democrats annual dinner on Friday.

    He recorded these encouraging words:

  • RBBC wards 2018
    Article: Jan 30, 2018
    By Cllr. Steve Kulka. Meadvale and St. Johns ward. in RBBC

    The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking local people for their help to draw up a new pattern of council wards for Reigate and Banstead Borough Council.

    The consultation is the first part of an electoral review which will re-draw ward boundaries across the borough.
    The Commission has also announced that Reigate and Banstead should have 15 wards with 3 councillors per ward. 45 councillors in total: six fewer than the current arrangements.

    In drawing up new boundaries, the Commission aims to deliver electoral equality for voters in council elections so that each councillor represents roughly the same number of voters.

    The review also aims to ensure that the new council wards reflect, as far as possible, the interests and identities of communities across Reigate and Banstead.

    Please refer to Council website

    http://www.reigate-banstead.gov.uk/news/article/158/political_map_of_reigate_and_banstead_set_to_change

    or feel free to contact us for further information.

  • County Hall
    Article: Jan 23, 2018

    Liberal Democrats on Surrey County Council have criticised the Conservative-administration for budget proposals containing £54m of further cuts to services and a 6% council tax rise. The budget recommendations will be approved by the Council's Conservative Cabinet on Tuesday 30th January, and then by the County Council on Tuesday 6th February.