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.

Alasdair Pinkerton and team

The photo above features Alasdair Pinkerton, our Parliamentary Candidate last December, who succeeded, with the support of our highly effective local Party machine, in making a huge gain in the LibDem vote in the constituency. He remains our Parliamentary Spokesperson and in addition to reading about him on this website you can keep in touch with his views and activities via his Facebook Page.

Despite the disappointment of the General Election result nationally in December last year Surrey Heath Liberal Democrats have built on the huge success in getting TEN new Councillors elected to Surrey Heath Borough Council (SHBC) in May 2019 - becoming the second largest Group on the Council and subsequently denying the Tories their majority on the Council. We have grown our membership and support base in Surrey Heath dramatically in the last 12 months and now form the major opposition to Michael Gove in Parliament and to the Tories on the local Council who, as a result of our Lib Dem Group's activities, are now in total disarray.

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

  • Article: Aug 10, 2020

    The Liberal Democrats have condemned the Conservative Government's plans to reform the planning system, arguing that proposed changes will do nothing to alleviate the housing crisis in Guildford and Cranleigh.

    The Liberal Democrats believe the Conservatives' proposals will not help those who are stuck on waiting lists and express concern that zoning plans risk "leaving whole areas behind".

  • Article: Jul 17, 2020
    By Fiona White - Guildford Borough Council Cllr for Westborough & Surrey County Councillor for Guildford West

    I have been in favour of reorganising local government for a long time. The two-tier system worked well in the past but I believe that it is no longer fit for purpose especially now that the internet makes communication so much easier.

    But, and it's a big but, I have to ask why the government has suddenly seen the light just as the country is trying to recover from the Covid19 pandemic. Local councils at both levels have been in the front line of providing services to our residents. County and borough councils have worked well together. They have coordinated with voluntary and faith groups. Many officers have had to work in areas of services they are not used to. Senior staff have taken on unfamiliar responsibilities. We need to recognise how much we have relied on them, officers and political leaders, to get us through this.

  • Spelthorne Conservatives borrowed too much (Spelthorne Lib Dems)
    Article: Jul 17, 2020

    Spelthorne Council borrowed 100 times its income


    Have a view on this? Let us know

    In a report published today (13th July) the House of Commons Public Account Committee (PAC) has roundly condemned Spelthorne as the worst example of a small number of councils who have borrowed excessively to invest in the property market.
  • Article: Jul 13, 2020
    By Cllr Ann-Marie Barker

    Local Councils that provide all services make sense, but not a super state

    Speaking following the announcement that the County Council wants to become the sole authority for all of Surrey Cllr Ann-Marie Barker said:

    "Not since HG Wells penned his tale of Martian invasion have Surrey towns been under such threat from a single body seeking to create a super state."

  • Document: Jun 28, 2020