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.

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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 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'.

  • 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.

  • Will Forster Poster
    Article: Jan 23, 2020
    By Cllr Will Forster

    I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart to the 16,629 people who voted for me to become Woking's MP in December's General Election.

    Although I did not get over the line in Woking this time, the Lib Dems achieved our best result in a decade. We increased our vote share by 13%, slashed the Conservative majority to less than 10,000 votes, and secured 31% of the vote in Woking.

  • Make votes matter - proportional representation
    Article: Dec 13, 2019

    The general election result has highlighted the unfairness of the electoral system and the time has come for the introduction of some form of proportional representation.

    The 3.65m Liberal Democrat voters only elected 11 MPs - this equates to 331,000 votes per MP. To elect a Conservative took just 38,000 votes. How can this be described as a functioning democracy? It is even worse if you voted for the Green Party when 857,000 votes only elected a single MP.

  • Brexit lies
    Article: Dec 12, 2019

    The entire Conservative election campaign was based on a lie.

    The idea that Johnson will get Brexit done by Christmas is completely untrue. He's has taken the electorate for fools.

    Even if Johnson wins a majority, and even if he passes the withdrawal agreement before Christmas, then Brexit won't be done.

  • Containers and trade
    Article: Dec 11, 2019

    The EU has never negotiated, signed and ratified a trade deal with a country in 11 months.

    Canada took seven years to strike its agreement with the EU. Given the scale of the problems that have to be negotiated, for example checks on the border, it's highly unlikely this will happen.

    Even the EU have distanced themselves from the idea it could be done in 11 months.

  • Brexit lies
    Article: Dec 11, 2019

    "I think most of the work has already been done. We already start from a position where the EU and the UK is aligned, we're agreed on all the key principles." - Sajid Javid

    Here, Sajid Javid is continuing the narrative that getting a free trade agreement with the EU will be the easiest thing in the world. It won't be.

  • LibDems at County Hall
    Article: Dec 10, 2019

    Today councillors at Surrey County Council agreed to the purchase of Midas House in Woking.

    The County Council has been looking to move out of its current home in Kingston for some time and has chosen the office building as the location for its new Civic Heart.

    The current headquarters, County Hall, is expensive to run, not fit for purpose and not in Surrey. Midas House is a much smaller building and only councillors, the senior leadership team and some support staff will be based there; others will be relocated to offices in Leatherhead, Guildford and Reigate.

  • 6. Environment
    Article: Dec 10, 2019
    By Cllr Will Forster

    Lib Dems on Woking Council last week secured agreement to look at incentives for those driving the most environment friendly vehicles.

    "With new flexible pricing systems coming to town centre car parks it is an ideal opportunity to encourage use of less polluting vehicles" said Lib Dem Leader Ann-Marie Barker.