Your Local Lib Dems

We cover the towns of Reigate, Banstead, Redhill and Horley, as well as the villages of Burgh Heath, Chipstead, Earlswood, Kingswood, Lower Kingswood, Merstham, Salfords, Southpark, Meadvale, St. Johns, Tadworth, Walton on the Hill, Woodhatch and Woodmansterne.

To get in touch you can email us at info@reigatelibdems.org.uk

Green Reigate (M Dyer Art)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?

  • 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 B 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

  • Article: Feb 8, 2020
    By Cllr Will Forster

    Surrey County Council has agreed to a request from County Councillor Will Forster to lower the speed limit on Egley Road outside the Hoe Valley School.

    The A320 between Mayford and Woking currently has a 40 mph speed limit. However, following the opening of the new school, both the County Council and Police have agreed to lower the limit to 30 mph between the Mayford and Turnoak roundabouts.

  • Colin Taylor
    Article: Feb 6, 2020

    Epsom and Ewell Liberal Democrats are sad to announced that former Borough and County Councillor has passed away. Colin also did his turn as Mayor of Epsom & Ewell, supported by his wife Jose. Colin was active until recent weeks, having prepared much of the literature used in the December general election. Our thoughts are with his family at this time. Funeral arrangements will be announced in due course.

  • Article: Feb 6, 2020
    By Cllr Will Forster

    Surrey County Council will start work to make Westfield Road safer and combat speeding from 17th February.

    Woking South County Councillor, Will Forster, said:

    "As local people know, Westfield Road has been an accident black spot for too long. Since the beginning of 2014, there have been 20 personal injury collisions on Westfield Road - resulting 4 serious and 16 slight injuries."

  • Article: Feb 6, 2020
    By Sashi Mylvaganam

    Surrey Heath Borough Council (SHBC)

    Interim Report 2019/20 - From the Lib Dem Group Leader

    Much has happened at Surrey Heath Borough Council in 2020.

    The year began with the tragic death of Bagshot Lib Dem Councillor Sam Kay, who passed away in Frimley Park Hospital following a short illness. Sam was a qualified accountant and a valued member of the Lib Dem Group. Our thoughts and condolences are with his family.

  • Survey: Feb 5, 2020
    3 questions

    Please register your interest in the Reigate and Banstead Liberal Democrat Climate Change group. This data will be held on our own local system but will not be used in any other way.

    We would be really interested in your views, skills and thoughts on this issue. We are starting by getting together on Wednesday 4th of March. If you can make it please let us know. But if you can't don't worry. There will be many more chances to contribute.

  • Article: Feb 4, 2020
    By Cllr Will Forster

    Earlier today, Lib Dem County Councillors voted against Surrey County Council's proposed budget for 2020/21 as it would put services to vulnerable residents at further risk.

    Will Forster, Lib Dem County Councillor for Woking South, said:

    "Almost every day I hear from families struggling with their child's SEND needs or trying to get care packages for elderly relatives. The County Council rations these services for vulnerable people and this budget makes that worse."

  • LibDems at County Hall
    Article: Feb 4, 2020

    Surrey Lib Dems voted against the county council's proposed budget for 2020/21 as it would put services to vulnerable residents at further risk.

    'Every day I hear from families struggling with SEND needs, trying to get care packages for adults and those with Learning Disabilities. The County Council rations the services for vulnerable people and this budget makes that worse'.

  • Article: Jan 29, 2020

    FORMER CONSERVATIVE COUNCILLORS AND OTHERS ASK FOR LIB DEM SUPPORT


    The Liberal Democrat Councillors Group has been asked by a coalition of Labour/Independent/Former Conservative Councillors for their support to elect a Labour Councillor as leader of Surrey Heath Borough Council at tonight's Emergency Council meeting.

  • Article: Jan 23, 2020
    By Julie Hoad

    Press Release

    Change of Conservative Leadership in Surrey Heath

    The Conservatives in Surrey Heath today issued a press release stating that the "Conservative Group held a unanimous Vote of No Confidence in the leadership of Cllr Richard Brooks, for Failing To Uphold The Highest Levels Of Integrity Consistent With Being A Conservative Councillor". In addition, that Councillor Charlotte Morley had also resigned as Deputy Leader of the council. Councillor Alan McClafferty has been elected by the Conservative group as their new leader. It is not clear whether Councillor Brooks will remain within the Conservative group, particularly as there are questions over his integrity within the group.

  • Will Forster GE 2019 Campaign
    Article: Jan 23, 2020
    By Cllr Will Forster


    The Lib Dems have launched a national lobbying campaign urging Conservative MP's to restore public faith in politics and back amendments in the House of Commons to protect the rights of EU citizens and child refugees in the UK.


    As part of the campaign, Will Forster - the Lib Dem Parliamentary Spokesperson for Woking - has written to Woking's MP, Jonathan Lord, asking him to support local European nationals and honour Woking's proud history of helping refugees by voting for the amendments.