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  • Byfleet Exit from Brexit Stall (Woking Lib Dems)
    Article: Sep 13, 2018

    Woking Lib Dems went out this past wekend to gauge the level of support for the Government's handling of brexit... Guess What they didn't like it! almost nobody in Woking thinks the Tories, backed up by the Brexit loving Labour party are doing a good job and mo st would like us to EXIT FROM BREXIT. What do you think?

  • Byfleet parish Day (Woking Lib Dems)
    Article: Sep 13, 2018

    After last season's successful campaign, we hope you have enjoyed the hot summer months during which Liberal Democrats activists have been out and about participating in a number of social and fund raising events.

    Our bottle tombolas at St John's Fete Woking and at Byfleet Parish Day (pictured) are always popular and were a sell out. Please note we always need people to man the stalls so newcomers please contact us if you can spare the time, your help is invaluable ! Our very own Will Forster has had a busy time since he became Woking Mayor on 17 May. His charity is the York Road Project for the homeless. He will be attending many events in your area, please give him all the support you can.

  • Angela Goodwin & Chris Botten
    Article: Sep 3, 2018

    Liberal Democrat county councillors are calling for urgent improvements to Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services, known as CAMHS, in the county. Surrey County Council currently commissions these services from Surrey & Borders NHS Trust but there has been strong criticism of the long waiting times for routine assessments and appointments. Liberal Democrat county councillors have tabled a motion on CAMHS to be discussed at Council next week.

  • Cllr Chris Botten
    Article: Sep 2, 2018

    Liberal Democrat county councillors in Surrey have expressed concerns for the future of the County's Children's Centre provision in the light of the sudden departure of one of their leading champions and advocates from the senior team at County Hall. The departure comes after plans to reduce provision were announced by the Conservative-administration earlier this year but with no detail as to which of the County's 58 Children's Centres would close.

  • Chris Botten
    Article: Sep 2, 2018

    Liberal Democrat county councillors are calling for Surrey County Council to make urgent financial preparations following a recent judgement in Bristol in which a group of parents successfully challenged Bristol City Council's decision to make deep cuts in special educational needs (SEND) provision. Parents in Surrey have launched a similar judicial review challenging the County Council on cuts to its SEND budget of £21m, which will be heard in October this year.

  • Tony Clayton in Bayham Rd
    Article: Sep 2, 2018
    By Tony Clayton

    Some politicians may have decided that the environment matters less than picking quarrels with our neighbours, or starting trade wars, but fortunately people haven't. As forests burn from Greece to California in yet another year for record temperatures, and plastic chokes our oceans, the reaction of most in our communities is that this needs fixing.

  • Final Say
    Article: Sep 2, 2018

    Who should get the final say on the Brexit deal?

    ❌ The Government
    ❌ Politicians
    ✔️ You

    Agree? Add your name ▶ www.libdems.org.uk/exit-brexit

    Website URL

    The Brexit deal will affect your future. So you should have the final say, not the politicians.

  • Childrens centres
    Article: Sep 2, 2018

    Liberal Democrat councillors have successfully engaged Mole Valley Council to actively resist the funding cut of up to 58% that Surrey County Council is planning for our Children's Centres. At the July Council meeting, the Council agreed a Lib Dem motion calling for opposition to the cuts and mitigating action to reduce their impact.

  • Will
    Article: Sep 2, 2018

    Surrey County Council has commissioned a second report from the Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy (CIPFA) to review its financial resilience. This follows a report commissioned in December 2016, costing nearly £25,000, which warned that the financial position of the County Council was "extremely worrying" and that "it is risk of becoming financially unsustainable".

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    Event: Oct 15, 2018 7:30 AM - 10:00 PM

    At The Foresters

  • Liberal Democrat activists get a briefing in a by-election HQ
    Article: Aug 27, 2018

    I say no - conscience comes before one's own ambitions and equality, tolerance & justice are far more important that one's own career path. The future of our great United Kingdom and our future generations is far more important than anything else in my view and worth fighting for every step of the way.

    Politics surely should be about policies and not personal attacks - what a shame it hasn't remained that way? What I did not realise is that this was just the beginning of a long and rocky ride over the coming months where I saw a real lurch to the right, in the words of the former Tory MP Stephen Phillips QC the party has started to mould itself into 'UKIp-Lite'.

  • Cllr Fiona White outside Surrey County Hall
    Article: Aug 27, 2018

    Liberal Democrat county councillors in Surrey have criticised the ruling Conservative administration for recruiting a new "Business Manager" post, on a salary of more than £43,000, when at the same time planning hundreds of staff redundancies and millions of pounds of cuts to front line services.

    The advert, which has appeared on the Guardian website, seeks to recruit a "skilled networker" to County Hall whose work "will often be politically sensitive". The salary offered is £43,638 for a working week of 36 hours, with the promise of a "generous local government salary related pension".