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  • New Member every 39 seconds
    Article: May 12, 2015
    By Chris Took

    Membership of the Liberal Democrats is now at more than 55,800

    Since polls closed on Thursday more than 10,000 new members have joined the Liberal Democrats.

    People are joining right across the country, and these are not just people who've been members before.

    We're recruiting people who have never joined a party in the past but want to stand together against the things this Conservative government is already promising to do.

  • Article: May 10, 2015

    Following the agreement of the Federal Executive and the Liberal Democrats' returning officer, the timetable below has been set out ahead of the election of a new leader.

    Opening of nominations

    13th of May 2015

    Close of nominations

    3rd of June 2015

    Dispatch of ballot papers

    24th of June 2015

    Deadline for ballot papers to be returned

    15th of July 2015

    Count and declaration of the winner

    16th of July 2015

  • Nick Clegg A1
    Article: May 8, 2015
    By Nick Clegg in Email to members

    I always expected this election to be exceptionally difficult for the Liberal Democrats, given the heavy responsibilities we have had to bear in government in the most challenging of circumstances.

    But clearly the results have been immeasurably more crushing and unkind than I could ever have feared.

    For that, of course, I must take responsibility and therefore I announce that I will be resigning as leader of the Liberal Democrats.

  • Article: May 8, 2015
    To the 6,047 people who voted for me on Thursday, thank you. I'm sorry that we could not win over enough people to overcome the Conservative dominance that has engulfed Woking since 1950.

    Many more thousands voted for our local council candidates and I am sorry that we lost such tremendous local councillors in Tina Liddington and Louise Morales. Happily Will Forster was re-elected and will continue as our group leader.
  • Chris Took outside St Peter's Hospital
    Article: Apr 29, 2015

    Research published by VoteSmart has shown that Chris Took of the Liberal Democrats has become the only left of centre candidate who can win in Woking.

    With the election in Woking being one of the closest fought in history it has become crucial that voters unite behind a progressive candidate who can defeat the reactionary candidates from UKIP and the Conservative Party.

  • inside prison
    Article: Apr 26, 2015

    Chris Took, the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Woking, has today pledged a commitment to support Women in Prison's Manifesto which calls for a new approach to criminal justice, where the abuse, marginalisation and poverty at the root of so much of women's offending is addressed and custodial sentencing is used as a last resort.

  • Chris Took at Swimathon 2015 - Woking
    Article: Apr 19, 2015
    By Chris Took

    Chris Took, Woking Liberal Democrat's Parliamentary candidate for the forthcoming General Election, took a break from his campaign activity to swim 100 pool lengths (2.5km) in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care.

    Held over the weekend of 17-19 April, Swimathon 2015 welcomed thousands of swimmers to take on the challenge and go that extra length to help support Marie Curie provide care for people with terminal illnesses across the UK with hours of health care and professionals to support themselves and their families go through those tough times.

  • Fracking
    Article: Apr 10, 2015

    Chris Took, the Liberal Democrats candidate for Woking, has promised that he will oppose any future attempts to carry out fracking in his constituency if elected.

    Chris has joined hundreds of election candidates from nearly all the UK's political parties who have pledged to oppose the controversial industry in their constituencies.

  • Chris with Debt Poster
    Article: Apr 8, 2015

    Debt charity receives more than 300 calls from people in Woking since 2013

    Candidates standing to become the MP for Woking in May's General Election are facing calls to make promoting free debt advice a priority, after a debt charity revealed it has received more than 300 calls for help from people with debt problems in the constituency since 2013.

  • Cllr Will Forster and Woking Lib Dem Candidate Chris Took
    Article: Mar 30, 2015
    The election has now been called - there are just a few weeks until voters in Woking will decide who they want to their MP, and who they want to be their local Councillors.

    Chris and our local council candidates (including me) need your help! We want to give Chris Took and our Council candidates the best start possible to the campaign.

    We have thousands of tabloids still to deliver and more leaflets on the way. We also need to knock on as many doors as possible.

    We need volunteers to spread the message and let Woking residents know exactly why the Lib Dems are the best placed to represent them.
    If you have an hour or two free in the next few weeks and are able to help - please get in touch me with and help our candidates get a flying start. Let's show everyone that the Liberal Democrats in Woking are here to win.
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