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  • LGBT Liberal Democrats
    Article: Feb 1, 2015
    By Chris Took

    Sunday 1st February marks the start of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) History Month.

    The overall aim of LGBT History month is to promote equality and diversity for the benefit of the public as well as celebrate the lives and achievements of individuals from the LGBT community.

    Chris Took, Woking Liberal Democrat's Parliamentary Candidate stated:

  • CAMRA Pledge
    Article: Jan 30, 2015
    By Chris Took

    Chris Took, local Liberal Democrat General Election candidate for Woking has today pledged his support for local pubs and breweries.

    The three pledges are highlighted in the Manifesto for Pubs and Real Ale by CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, which sets out a package of reforms they are seeking from the next Government. These important pledges are to:

  • Holocaust Memorial Day 2015
    Article: Jan 27, 2015

    Tuesday 27th January marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, the site of the largest mass murder in history.

    Seventy candles will be lit across the UK to mark the occasion and this year's theme is "Keep the memory alive".

    Chris Took, Woking Liberal Democrats Parliamentary spokesman stated:

  • chris took
    Article: Jan 10, 2015

    Today, Woking Liberal Democrat's Chris Took has signed up to show his support for Mencap's Hear my voice campaign.

    The newcampaign is about empowering people with a learning disability and their families to have their voices heard by their local MPs and candidates in the lead up to the May 2015 General Election.

  • Chris and Josie Took outside St Roberts Catholic Church
    Article: Dec 24, 2014
    By Chris Took

    Chris Took has urged places of worship, including churches, mosques, temples, gurdwaras and synagogues serving Woking to apply for a new £15million fund available for the repair of roofs and guttering.

    The Coalition announced the Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund in the Autumn Statement and grants between £10,000 and £100,000 will be available to listed places of worship of all faiths and denominations across the UK, where roof repairs are deemed to be urgent and necessary.

  • Woking Lib Dem campaigner Chris Took with Pensions Minister Steve Webb MP at the Eastern and Oriental in Woking
    Article: Dec 18, 2014
    By Chris Took

    A crucial lifeline has been thrown to post offices in Woking thanks to a major Government contract.

    The deal, unveiled by Liberal Democrat pensions minister Steve Webb, offers support to disabled people and the elderly while also helping to protect the future of the post office network.

    It guarantees until 2022 the future of the Post Office Card Account system, which ensures people without a bank account can receive benefits and tax credits.

  • Keep Me Posted Campaign
    Article: Dec 10, 2014
    By Chris Took
    • Chris Took gives support to Keep Me Posted campaign and pledges to fight for consumer rights if elected

    Keep Me Posted has been pressing for the consumer's right to choose how organisations, such as banks, energy and telecoms companies sendcustomers their bills and statements, whether online or on paper. The call comes in the face of an increasing trend for businesses to switch their customers to mainly digital communication, which isn't always preferable or suitable for a large proportion of UK consumers.

  • Budget box
    Article: Dec 7, 2014
    By Chris Took

    Homebuyers in Woking will pay £3178 less in Stamp Duty under new Coalition reforms; research by the Liberal Democrats has shown.

    The new system - announced at the Autumn Statement - is based on a long-standing Liberal Democrat policy and will significantly reduce the cost of moving house.

    People buying homes worth less than £935,000 will now pay less Stamp Duty than they did before, while those buying the most expensive properties will pay more.

  • Cllr Anne Roberts and Byfleet campaigner Andy Grimshaw
    Article: Nov 27, 2014

    The local Lib Dems in Byfleet have launched a campaign to protect the Green Belt from large scale housing developments in Byfleet and West Byfleet.

    Conservative-run Woking Borough Council recently announced the results of its Green Belt Boundary Review, which recommended building around 500 homes in the Borough's Green Belt and is targeting areas in Brookwood, Byfleet, Hook Heath, Mayford, Pyrford and West Byfleet.

  • Arthritis Research UK
    Article: Nov 24, 2014

    Chris Took has today agreed to become an 'Arthritis Champion', supporting Arthritis Research UK in their efforts to find a cure for arthritis while calling for policy change to prevent its onset and transform the lives of people that have musculoskeletal conditions.

    Musculoskeletal conditions include osteoarthritis, back pain and osteoporosis. People with these conditions often experience a great deal of pain and a loss of mobility. Over 10 million people in the UK have a musculoskeletal condition.