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  • Article: Jun 8, 2017
    Thank you to everybody in Surrey Heath constituency for the amazing welcome I have had over recent weeks.
    This has been an election campaign that nobody really wanted. Theresa May denied it was going to happen.
    Despite this everybody got stuck In and we had an amazing local campaign. Every household had at least one mailing delivered by Royal Mail. We delivered a further leaflet right across the area. We knocked on many doors across the constituency.
  • Ann-Marie Barker talking
    Article: Jun 6, 2017

    Ann-Marie would like to be your MP because she wants to give Surrey Heath a constituency MP. Ann-Marie will live in the constituency, open an office in an easily accessible location in the constituency and hold MP surgeries in locations across our local area on a regular basis. She will be an MP that is there for you rather than for the furtherance of her political career.

  • Article: Jun 4, 2017

    We send our sympathy and thoughts to those affected by the atrocities in London last night and will be suspending campaigning for the General Election today.

  • The Economist
    Article: Jun 3, 2017

    Great endorsement from The Economist on the Liberal Democrat offer in this election. It points out our honesty in asking for a penny on income tax to help fund health and social care, that we would reverse the worst of Tory welfare cuts and propose constitutional reforms.

    "They [Liberal Democrats] are more honest than the Tories about the need to raise taxes for public services; and more sensible than Labour, spreading the burden rather than leaning only on high-earners. Unlike Labour they would reverse the Tories' most regressive welfare cuts. They are on the right side of other issues: for devolution of power from London, reform of the voting system and the House of Lords, and regulation of markets for drugs and sex."

  • Housing
    Article: Jun 3, 2017

    The cost of housing in Surrey H eath is considerably higher than the national average. Prices from March 2016 - March 2017 have risen 1.4%*, with the average property costing £386,000. People are struggling to get onto the housing ladder and as a result of higher demand, rents are rising.

    We need affordable housing in line with household budgets. Realistic funding methods and support schemes such as part rent, part buy, equity loans and social housing need to be made available for young people to be able to live in their own home.

  • School children
    Article: Jun 2, 2017

    Our children deserve better, our teachers deserve better, our country deserves better.

    Liberal Democrats say

    NO to cuts in education. We introduced the Pupil Premium whilst in Government, to support people from disadvantaged backgrounds throughout their education. We would remove the aged 11 SATS leaving the final year of primary education to be used to teach rather than being dominated by tests. Secondary schools retest anyway. Why put that increased strain on our children?

  • Ann-Marie Barker
    Article: Jun 1, 2017

    Polling Day is only 7 days away.

    Ann-Marie Barker is hoping for your support.

    Labour are third in Surrey Heath. This was clear from the total number of votes cast in the recent County Council elections.

    The Liberal Democrats are the clear alternative to the Conservatives in Surrey Heath.

    If you have any questions please contact us at agentsurreyheathlds@gmail.com or the contact box on this site.

  • Frimley Park Hospital
    Article: May 29, 2017

    The Government needs to provide extra funding for health and social care. Our population is aging. More health and social care is needed to give people the medical facilities and care they need. Frimley Park Hospital is judged as outstanding but needs the money to be able to stay this way. Health and social care includes many vital services, for example, our hospitals, home care, mental health services, social services, care in the community for new mothers and babies and many more. These services are life changing to the people who need them.

  • Brexit Euro&Union Jack
    Article: May 25, 2017

    Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate Ann-Marie Barker believes that having a direct vote as to whether Britain stays in Europe, there should be another referendum on the terms of exit agreed by the Government.

    "We had a vote to leave the EU so we should also have a say on the terms of leaving. I am concerned that Theresa May's plan to take us out of the single market could mean us paying more for our essentials." says Ann-Marie.

  • Ann-Marie Barker
    Article: May 24, 2017

    Ann-Marie Barker is the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate seeking to defeat Michael Gove on 8 June.

    Ann-Marie lives just outside Surrey Heath, with her husband, two daughters and family dog. She is a borough councillor and Deputy Group Leader on Woking Borough Council. Ann-Marie was the Liberal Democrat candidate for Surrey Heath in 2015 and campaigned for a Remain vote in the referendum last year.

  • Article: May 23, 2017

    In view of the terrible events in Manchester overnight, I would ask that campaigning in Surrey Heath be suspended for today.

    I am sure that the national party will issue the same instruction shortly.

    Helen Whitcroft

    Local and Parliamentary Agent

  • Ann-Marie Barker
    Article: May 10, 2017

    Liberal D emocrats will invest £38 million to protect school funding in Surrey.

    The Liberal Democrats have announced they will invest £38 million more in schools and colleges in Surrey over the next parliament.

    The funding for Surrey would reverse cuts to frontline school and college budgets, protect per pupil funding in real terms and ensure no school loses out from changes to funding arrangements.