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

  • Will Forster GE 2019
    Article: Nov 12, 2019
    By Cllr Will Forster

    On Monday, 11th November, Nigel Farage announced that the Brexit Party will not be standing a General Election candidate in Woking and other Conservative held seats.

    Will Forster, the Lib Dem Candidate for Woking, said:

    "Nigel Farage's comments show he is running scared of the Lib Dems as the strongest Remain party in areas like Woking. He knows that we are the only party at this election that can take seats, including Woking from the Tories and stop Brexit."

  • Stop Brexit
    Article: Nov 12, 2019

    Stop Brexit and invest the £50 billion Remain Bonus in public services and tackling inequality.

    Tackle the climate emergency by generating 80% of our electricity from renewables by 2030 and insulating all low-income homes by 2025.

    Give every child the best start in life by recruiting 20,000 more teachers as part of an extra £10 billion a year for schools.

    Build a fairer economy by providing free childcare from 9 months and giving every adult £10,000 to spend on skills & training throughout their lives.

    Transform our mental health services by treating mental health with the same urgency as physical health.

  • Free Childcare for 9 months. Part Four of our ‘Plan for the Future’
    Article: Nov 11, 2019
    By Cllr Will Forster

    The Lib Dems will introduce free childcare from 9 months, transforming the lives of parents and children across the UK.

    The high cost of childcare means that too many parents are unable to return to work without risking real financial hardship. With the average cost of 25 hours of nursery care for a child under two running to more than £6,500 per year, many parents are effectively excluded from work due to the burden of childcare costs.

  • Money
    Article: Nov 11, 2019

    Skills Wallets are a plan to allow every adult in England to access training throughout their lives, after leaving full time education.

    A £10,000 fund for each person will give them the opportunity to retrain and upskill for jobs that we can't even imagine yet.

    It can be expensive to develop new skills later in your career. The cost of courses and qualifications shuts too many people out. Neither Labour nor the Conservatives have any answer to this - their 20th century and 19th century policies don't work in the 21st century.

  • Article: Nov 8, 2019

    Will is a former Mayor, local Councillor and life-long resident, he has the experience to serve as Woking Constituency's Member of Parliament.

    Will has been a Borough and County Councillor for south Woking for the last decade. Until mid-May 2019, he was Mayor of Woking, during which time Will strongly supported the Borough's voluntary sector and raised tens of thousands of pounds for his Mayor's Charity, the York Road Project. (a local homeless shelter).

  • EUHeartVoteLibDem
    Article: Nov 8, 2019
    By Cllr Will Forster

    720 EU nationals in Woking are being left in legal limbo

    Hundreds of EU nationals living in Woking Borough have not been offered permanent residency in the UK, official figures have revealed. The Lib Dems have accused the government of leaving local families from the EU in "legal limbo" and throwing people's lives into uncertainty.

  • Football
    Article: Nov 8, 2019
    By Cllr Will Forster

    It is three weeks since Woking Borough Council accepted a public petition and a motion from Councillors calling for a more measured redevelopment of Woking Football Club.

    However, despite the passage of time, Ward Councillors and the South Woking Action Group have heard nothing from the Council Leadership, the developers GolDev and the Football Club. Which is why Lib Dem Councillor for the area, Will Forster, has written to the Council's Chief Executive calling for the Council to keep its promise to listen to residents that signed the petition. Councillor Forster has also called for the Council to facilitate discussions between GolDev, the South Woking Action Group and Woking FC.

  • Article: Nov 8, 2019
  • Steve Gee (Nick Cunard)
    Article: Nov 8, 2019

    Epsom & Ewell Liberal Democrats have confirmed Steve Gee as their 2019 parliamentary candidate.

    The Epsom & Ewell seat at Westminster covers a larger area than the borough of Epsom & Ewell, and the neighbouring parties covering Ashtead and the Nork & Tattenhams area have also agreed to support Steve as their candidate.

  • Climate Change. Part three of our ‘Plan for the Future’
    Article: Nov 7, 2019
    By Cllr Will Forster

    The Lib Dems will tackle the climate emergency and deliver a bold green plan to build a brighter future.

    The UK should be leading the world on tackling the environment crisis. Our planet is on the brink of being irreparably damaged and we are responsible for that damage.

    The climate emergency is real and our planet is heating to unsustainable levels. Young people have taken to the streets because they're so worried that the Conservatives are failing to act.