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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

  • Chris Botten
    Article: May 22, 2018

    Reacting to the news that Government Commissioners will be overseeing Children's Services in Surrey for 3 months, Cllr Chris Botten, Leader of the Liberal Democrats on Surrey County Council,said today:

    "I welcome the decision for Commissioners to work in Surrey over the next 3 months. The County Council needs a laser-like focus in improving these vital services for the children of Surrey and the work of the Commissioners will aid this process. The Leader of the Council and the Cabinet Member have rightly spoken about the need for urgent change and I share their passion. But this most recent judgement from Ofsted means that my patience for change is at an end. The children of Surrey deserve the highest standard of services and Liberal Democrats councillors will play their part in holding the County Council, and its leadership, to account".

  • County Hall
    Article: May 16, 2018

    Responding to the publication of today's Ofsted inspection of Surrey County Council, Cllr Chris Botten, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, said:

    "The publication today of the Ofsted report into Surrey's Children's services makes difficult reading, and tells of a slow, almost dilatory approach to improvement since the last Ofsted inspection. I agree that the right leadership and governance arrangements are now in place to make rapid progress, but am concerned about the lost years for the children in our care. Surrey County Council has been far too slow to recognise the urgent need for modernisation and improvement. The new appointment of an Executive Director for Children, Families & Learning gives me confidence going forward, but nothing can repair the years when children received poor support and were at risk. Each and every recommendation in the report must be implemented and I will do my best to ensure, through my membership of the Children's Select Committee, that they are".

  • Chris Botten
    Article: May 16, 2018

    The Liberal Democrat group on Surrey County Council have appointed Cllr Chris Botten as Group Leader following the retirement of Cllr Hazel Watson from the group leadership.


    Cllr Botten, who has represented Caterham Hill division since 2017, said:


    "Hazel has worked incredibly hard over many years and I will be looking to build on her strong legacy. It is fitting that her 25 years as a county councillor will be celebrated at next week's Council AGM.

  • SE Cambs victors
    Article: May 8, 2018

    The South Cambridgeshire Liberal Democrats have won control of South Cambridgeshire District Council.

    Tthis is an amazing result and the first time that the Liberal Democrats have been in charge of the district since it was created. It is a huge responsibility, but the leaders of the local party believe there could not be a better team to take it on.

  • Kingston victors
    Article: May 8, 2018

    In an amazing victory Liberal Democrats have won 39 seats on Kingston Council in the local elections, with the Conservatives winning only 9 and Labour 0.

    You can see the ward by ward breakdown on the Kingston upon Thames council website.

    Congratulations to all the new councillors and to all the campaigners who helped to make it happen! This will be the largest ever Lib Dem Group on the Council.

  • Voter Id feedback twiiter
    Article: May 7, 2018
    By Ann-Marie Barker

    By now you'll have heard the results of the local elections in Woking. Woking Liberal Democrats held the seats we were defending and gained another seat. We fell just 10 votes short of gaining a further seat.

    As you know,Woking Council asked people to bring photo ID to vote this time, as part of a national government pilot. The pilots are being formally evaluated by the Electoral Commission on behalf of the Government but we have also been asked to take part in a survey being undertaken by the Political Skills Forum which is looking to gather more informal feedback on people's experiences.

    If you have the time, I would really appreciate it if you could fill out the short survey here by Friday 18 May.

  • Lib Dem Jumpers
    Article: May 5, 2018

    Up 5%, up 4 Councils, up 75 Councillors.

    Following our numerous by-election gains earlier this year, our spectacular wins in the recent local elections in Kingston, Richmond and South Cambridgeshire mean that the Liberal Democrats are the only party to gain control of more councils, as well as winning an additional 75 seats.

  • Cllr. Steve Kulka
    Article: May 4, 2018
    By Steve Kulka

    I have loved being the local council representative for the residents of Meadvale and St. Johns ward for 16 years, but this time, I failed to be re-elected by 6 votes.

    http://www.reigate-banstead.gov.uk/info/20318/voting_and_elections/300/borough_council_elections

    I will continue to support local residents with the help of Councillor Anna Tarrant and the ReigateLiberal Democrat Focus team members, until I am able to stand as a candidate again in the 'all up' elections next year, caused by the ward boundary changes.

  • Knaphill Tree
    Article: May 2, 2018

    A Vote for Lib Dems on Thursday will get you a strong, ethical team who will fight for Woking and it's people.

    1. All Candidates are commited to a greener Woking - particularly protecting green spaces where people live.


    2. Homes for every generation - single people, those with families or those downsizing, we need to give people the choice of a real home not a shoebox.

  • Budget Cuts
    Article: May 1, 2018

    Liberal Democrat county councillors have expressed their concern after it was revealed that Surrey County Council is planning to reduce spending on services by nearly £200m by the end of 2019/20. The figures were released in a report to the Council's Cabinet earlier this week, alongside the Conservative-administration's decision to hire consultants, at an undisclosed sum, to assist with the County Council's "programme management and change capacity" project.