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

  • 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.

  • Liberal Democrats demand better
    Article: Dec 9, 2019

    It's , and this one relates to the pottery industry.

    Turns out the former trade minister was guilty of a "proliferation of guff" when talking about the industry 👇

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    Remaining in the Customs Union would mean pottery businesses would "go to the wall". - Former Trade Minister, Greg Hands

  • Will Forster GE 2019
    Article: Dec 8, 2019
    By Cllr Will Forster

    The Lib Dem Candidate for Woking, Will Forster, has today challenged the local Conservative candidate to rule out a No-Deal Brexit in December 2020.

    The challenge, just a few days before polling day, follows Boris Johnson refusing to rule out a No-Deal exit from the EU.

    Under the Tory Party's plan, the UK will have until December 2020 to deliver the second phase of negotiating a Free Trade Agreement with the EU. However, the plans also say Boris Johnson will not seek any extension despite overwhelming evidence showing that the time-frame is near impossible.

  • work computer business
    Article: Dec 7, 2019
    By Cllr Will Forster

    The Lib Dems have accused the Conservatives of failing to protect local small businesses, after figures revealed that 1,860 businesses in Woking have closed over the last three years.

    The Lib Dems today unveiled a series of measures to reverse this decline and boost local firms, to mark Small Business Saturday. Recent figures show that 1,860 have closed in Woking Borough between 2016 and 2018, a 22% increase in closures compared to the previous three years. Across the UK one million businesses have closed their doors between 2016 and 2018, an increase of almost a third compared to 2013- 2015.

  • Better together in the EU
    Article: Dec 7, 2019

    "If we vote to leave then I think the union will be stronger" - Michael Gove.

    This is a completely indefensible argument.

    The Scottish Nationalist Party are calling for a new independence referendum, using the vote to leave the European Union as a way to drive their argument.

    This would be a disaster for Scotland, and the rest of the UK.

  • Police officer
    Article: Dec 6, 2019
    By Cllr Will Forster

    The Lib Dems have announced plans to fund at least 24 police officers across Woking Constituency as part of an extra £1 billion nationwide investment into community policing.

    This commitment amounts to 20,000 more police officers across England and Wales, enough for an extra two officers per Woking ward. The Lib Dems will also fund an immediate 2% pay-rise for serving police officers.

  • Brexit lies
    Article: Dec 6, 2019

    This is a biggie from the Prime Minister. He recently told an assembled audience in Northern Ireland that; "there will be no forms, no checks, no barriers of any kind [between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK]."

    It's guaranteed that if we leave the European Union, and there's a border down the Irish sea, then there will be paperwork, checks and barriers.

  • doctor, surgeon, hospital, ward, surgery, operation
    Article: Dec 5, 2019
    By Cllr Will Forster

    NHS staff shortages worsen under Tories

    The latest figures on NHS vacancies reveal that there was 6,180 vacancies for nurses in the NHS in the South East in July to September 2019. This means that over 13% of posts were unfilled, showing the NHS staff shortage crisis continues to get worse.

    The Conservatives have presided over a staffing crisis in our health service, failing to adequately ensure the NHS has the workforce it needs to care for our loved ones.

  • Stop Brexit! Build A Brighter Future
    Article: Dec 5, 2019

    We're unwrapping the twelve biggest lies of Brexit! 🎄

    Fourth on our festive misinformation list, this completely untrue claim from Gove.

    There is actually a single market for services 👇

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    This disinformation comes courtesy of Michael Gove. He claimed on Radio 4 that "At the moment we do not have a single market for services even within the European Union".

  • Stop Brexit
    Article: Dec 5, 2019

    We're unwrapping the twelve biggest lies of Brexit!

    Third up, this creative take on the UK's economy.

    We've actually taken a £70 billion hit 👇

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    "The UK economy is performing strongly," said Kwasi Kwarteng, Conservative Business Minister, "much more strongly than [the] doom-mongers and naysayers have suggested."