Welcome to the Surrey Heath Liberal Democrats

Through this site you should be able to connect to all the information you need about the Liberal Democrats and their activities here in Surrey Heath.

Al Pinkerton with SHBC LD Councillors

The photo above features (in the centre, with the Rosette!) Alasdair Pinkerton, our Parliamentary Spokesperson, together with the current group of Liberal Democrat Councillors representing the residents of Surrey Heath on the Borough Council.

For more detail of that representation see our SHBC Lib Dems Page.

Local Elections - May 6th 2021

The Government has now decided, despite the Covid 19 Pandemic, to go ahead with the Local Elections scheduled for May of this year. These were already postponed by twelve months from May last year because of the lockdown necessitated by the Pandemic.

We are now supporting 9 candidates in Divisions of the Surrey County Council Elections. Details of those Campaigns and introductions to the Lib Dem Candidates can be found on our Campaigns Page.

You will also find there the rules for the conduct of the election campaigns and the polling itself which the Government have now been forced to approve to ensure that all political parties and opinions can be fairly represented so that the electorate can make informed choices, while at the same time being protected from the dangers of transmission of the Covid infection from public gatherings and interactions.

Please also consider donating to our campaigns via our donations page by clicking here.

You can also join us in Surrey Heath either as a Member or a Supporter - follow this link. One of the most effective ways of helping is then to join the Surrey Heath Liberal Democrat 100 Club which, as well as providing a financial contribution to the Local Party, this also gives you a chance of winning a cash prize every month.

  • Document: Jul 12, 2021
  • Document: Jul 12, 2021
  • Article: Mar 28, 2021

    Surrey County Council unanimously agreed a motion from the Lib Dems today which would see the Council look at holding meetings remotely after lockdown has finished.

    The County Council hopes virtual meetings will save taxpayers money and reduce its environmental impact, as well as encourage more working age people and those with caring responsibilities to become Councillors.

  • PCC Podcast - Woking Lds
    Article: Mar 24, 2021

    The local election is fast approaching. Woking residents will go to the polls on May 6th to have their say on who represents their Borough, their County and as their Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC). But wait, what does the PCC do? What powers do they have?

    In this episode Liberal Democrat Candidate Dale Roberts explores the issues that will help you decide where to place your vote. He is joined by Lib Dem Cllrs Will Forster (Woking Borough Council and Surrey County Council) and Paul Kennedy (Mole Valley and standing for Surrey's PCC).

  • Chris Botten Large
    Article: Mar 18, 2021

    The Lib Dems called on Surrey County Council to support EU citizens living locally and lobby the Government to grant EU citizens the automatic right to stay in the UK.

    During this week's Full Council meeting, Councillor Chris Botten and the Lib Dems tabled a motion after new Home Office figures reveal that 4800 people in Surrey are still waiting for a decision on their 'Settled Status' application.

  • Dale Roberts
    Article: Mar 18, 2021
    By Dale Roberts

    Dale Roberts, former industry advisor and local Lib Dem candidates calls for creative thinking and the reinvention of local high streets.

    Whilst there is still a fair way to go, we are all starting to think about our communities after Covid and there is an understandable nervousness about what it means for local high streets. The high-profile collapse of Debenhams and Arcadia at the end of last year though, is not, as many have already commented, simply as a result of the sudden, rapid increase in online spending. Our needs have changed significantly over the last decade and retailers have not always responded to what it is we really want today.

  • Document: Mar 17, 2021
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    Powerpoint File of the Surrey County Council Lib Dems Manifesto for the SCC Election on May 6th 2021

  • Graphic for the Goldsworth East and Horsell Campaign
    Page: Mar 4, 2021

    Introducing Lance

    • Lance has lived in the area for over 35 years and in the Horsell community for the last 11 years.
    • He is married with grown up children, the youngest of whom attended Woking High School. He brings the experience of bringing up 3 children and being a foster carer to two teenage children.
    • Most recently he has trained to be a debt coach, which has given him a great insight into the difficulties faced by those most in need in our communities.
    • Lance is Chairman of the Surrey Heath Liberal Democrats but in this election is standing for a Division entirely within the Woking Constituency.