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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

  • Cllr Hazel Watson
    Article: Jun 19, 2018

    On 18th June 2018, the Home Office issued a letter to the Chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee, regarding Ahmed Hassan's interaction with the police and Home Office, prior to the Parsons Green bombing incident in September 2017. Commenting on the letter, Cllr Hazel Watson (Liberal Democrat, Dorking Hills) said today:

  • cash £ coins, notes, money, pound
    Article: Jun 14, 2018

    The Lib Dems and I have launched a petition calling for the recent increase in allowances for Conservative Surrey County Councillors to be reversed.

    The increase was voted through by Tory Councillors with four new positions of "Deputy Cabinet Member" created, each at a cost to the taxpayer of £10,000, despite the County Council planning millions of pounds of cuts to services over the next year. The Conservatives also voted to reinstate allowances for vice-chairs of committees, contradicting a report from the Independent Remuneration Panel which concluded that allowances for vice-chairs were not necessary.

  • Surrey County Council Childrens Services
    Article: Jun 10, 2018

    Ofsted recently published report into Surrey County Council's Children's Services and rated the service as 'inadequate'.

    The report state that social workers feel ill-equipped and overworked, resulting in a 'tick-box' system and that large numbers of children detained by Police without a charge due to shortage of emergency local authority accommoation.

  • Cllr Will Forster + Street light (Woking Lib Dems)
    Article: Jun 8, 2018

    The Lib Dems at County Hall have heavily criticised the Conservative administration at Surrey County Council after they awarded themselves thousands of pounds of extra allowances during the last Full Council meeting.

    The vote means that 4 new Deputy Cabinet positions will be created, at a cost of £40,000 a year, as well as extra allowances for committee vice-chairs. The Lib Dems opposed these increases and voted against them at County Hall.

  • Mayor Cllr Will Forster (Woking Lib Dems)
    Article: Jun 7, 2018

    Lib Dem Councillor Will Forster became the 45th Mayor of Woking.

    Will Forster was sworn in as Woking's apolitical Mayor on 17th May, after being elected by Councillors on Woking Borough Council.

    Will Forster said, "I was delighted and honoured to have been elected as Woking's 45th Mayor, my hometown. Over the next year I will be attending as many ceremonial, civic and community events as I can during my term of office."

  • Woking Borough Vote share 2018 (Woking Lib Dems)
    Article: Jun 7, 2018

    The Lib Dems gained ground in the Woking Borough Council elections held on Thursday 3rd May.

    The Lib Dems held their two seats up for election in Hoe Valley and St John's, gained one in Mount Hermon and narrowly missed out on winning another in Goldsworth Park by just 10 votes in the recent local elections.

  • Tory allowances
    Article: Jun 7, 2018

    Liberal Democrat county councillors in Surrey have launched a petition calling for the recent increase in allowances for Conservative councillors to be reversed. The increase was voted through by Conservative Councillors with four new positions of "Deputy Cabinet Member" created, each at a cost to the taxpayer of £10,000, despite the County Council planning millions of pounds of cuts to services over the next year. The Conservatives also voted to reinstate allowances for vice-chairs of committees, contradicting a report from the Independent Remuneration Panel which concluded that allowances for vice-chairs were not necessary.

  • Article: Jun 2, 2018

    A consultation has opened on the first draft of the 'LDF' (Local Development Framework). This is the blueprint of what happens to Spelthorne over the next 10 years or more. Green Belt and Housing are at the heart of it. With the Conservative government ruthlessly driving the over-development agenda demanded by the big builders, it is essential that local residents make their voice heard.

  • Woking Lib Dems Leaders (Woking Lib Dems)
    Article: May 25, 2018

    Cllr Ann-Marie Barker and Cllr Deborah Hughes will lead the Liberal Democrat Group on Woking Council in 2018.

    Cllr Barker continues her role as leader and Cllr Hughes becomes Deputy Leader. The leadership team was elected with the unanimous support of the Liberal Democrat Group. Cllr Hughes replaces Cllr Will Forster who is Mayor of Woking in 2018/19.

  • County Hall
    Article: May 23, 2018

    Liberal Democrat County Councillors in Surrey have heavily criticised the Conservative-administration at County Hall after Conservative Councillors awarded themselves thousands of pounds of extra allowances in a vote at Council yesterday. The vote means that 4 new Deputy Cabinet positions will be created, at a cost of £40K a year, as well as extra allowances for committee vice-chairs. Liberal Democrat County Councillors opposed these increases and voted against them at County Hall.

    Cllr Chris Botten, Leader of the Liberal Democrats at Surrey County Council, said: