Will Forster selected as Woking’s prospective Lib Dem MP

October 4, 2019 7:00 AM
By Cllr Will Forster
Originally published by Woking Liberal Democrats

Will Forster selected as Woking's prospective Lib Dem MP
Will Forster Woking Town Square May 2019 Headshot.
The Lib Dems are delighted to announce that local Borough and County Councillor, former Mayor and life-long resident Will Forster has been selected as the Lib Dem candidate to be Woking Constituency's new MP.

Will Forster is an experienced Lib Dem Councillor, representing Hoe Valley on Woking Borough Council and Woking South on Surrey County Council. Until May this year, he was Mayor of Woking, during which time he strongly supported the Borough's voluntary sector and raised tens of thousands of pounds for his Mayor's Charity, the York Road Project. Will grew up in Goldsworth Park and Horsell, where he attended local schools including Horsell Church of England Middle School, Woking High School and Woking College. He lived in Westfield for many years and now lives near Woking Park with his partner Hannah and their sausage dog, Toffee.

Will Forster: "It is a huge honour to have been chosen as the Lib Dems' candidate to be Woking's MP. As a Councillor and Mayor, I have always worked my hardest to support Woking and its residents. I want to be Woking's strong, local and liberal voice in Parliament."

"We face a critical point in our country's history and with a General Election looking likely before the end of the year, this is our chance to change the future of our country. The Lib Dems and I want to stop Brexit, invest in public services like our NHS and take action to fight climate change."

"The plans for Brexit, especially a no-deal Brexit, will be disastrous for Woking and for the country - and I intend to do my upmost to stop them. I know so many people, including lifelong Conservatives, who are unhappy with Woking's current MP for backing a Hard Brexit agenda, despite the majority of Woking voting to Remain. Local people rightly feel they are not being properly represented on the key issue of our time. As Woking's MP, I would always back local residents and represent their views.

With the Lib Dems topping the poll in Woking in the most recent election, the next General Election is set to be a hard fought contest between Lib Dem Will Forster and the Conservatives.

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