Will Forster and his partner HannaVote Will Forster for Woking

Will is a local Councillor, life-long resident and former Mayor of Woking. He is the Lib Dem candidate for Member of Parliament for Woking.

Will Forster and the Lib Dems want to:

  • Stop Brexit
  • Invest in public services
  • Fight climate change

Will Forster has an excellent chance of becoming Woking's MP.

EU referendum results in WokingThe Lib Dems won the European Parliament elections in May 2019 in Woking. This was the last election we had in Woking and localised opinion polls say this General Election will be really close between the Lib Dems and Conservatives. The Lib Dems are fighting hard to win Woking again on 12th December.

The Lib Dem message of 'Stop Brexit' represents the majority of voters in Woking. The Lib Dems will either revoke Article 50 if in Government or will continue to push for a People's Vote to end the Brexit chaos.

This is the best chance Lib Dems have ever had to win the Woking constituency.

The existing Conservative MP for Woking, is a strong leaver who consistently votes with the extreme ERG, rather than represent our highly Remain voting constituency. The bar chart projection shows that we are neck and neck with the Tories here.

  • Please lend Will Forster your vote on 12th December 2019

Will Forster said:

"Woking didn't vote for Brexit and we don't want it now. I want to stop Brexit so we can focus on investing in our NHS and schools, fighting climate change and fixing the issues that affect people every day. Brexit has dominated the last 3 years and it must not dominate the next - that's one of the many reasons why the Lib Dems and I want to stop it."

"The plans for Brexit would be disastrous for Woking and for the country and I intend to do my upmost to stop them. I know so many people, including lifelong Conservatives, who are unhappy with Woking's current MP for backing a Hard Brexit agenda. Local people rightly feel they are not being properly represented on the key issue of our time. As the MP for Woking I would always back residents and represent their views."

  • Jo Swinson School visit
    Article: Nov 20, 2019
    By Cllr WIll Forster


    The Lib Dems have announced that they will spend £10 billion a year more on schools and hire 20,000 more teachers by the end of the next Parliament.

    Figures from the National Education Union show that next year (2020/21), schools in Woking will have seen their budgets cut by well over £2 million - £2,381,781 to be exact - in real terms since 2015, once increasing pupil numbers are taken into account.

  • Ali Avaei - local businessman
    Article: Nov 20, 2019
    By Cllr Will Forster

    The Lib Dems have announced plans to scrap business rates and replace them with a landowner levy, to "breathe new life" into high streets across Woking.


    The party would replace business rates with a commercial landowner levy, based on the value of the land only. This would take the cost off businesses and help support high streets.

  • Lib Dems - Time to end the housing crisis
    Article: Nov 18, 2019
    By Cllr Will Forster

    Lib Dems announce plans to tackle the Growing number of long-term empty homes in Woking.

    The Lib Dems have announced today that they would allow Woking Council to increase Council Tax by up to 500% on homes that are left empty long-term.

    The latest Government statistics show that there were 346 homes left empty long-term in Woking Borough in 2018.

  • NHS Generic Doctors discussing
    Article: Nov 14, 2019
    By Cllr Will Forster

    The 95% waiting time target has not been met since July 2015. Only 83.6% of patients arriving at A&E across England were treated or admitted in four hours in October, the worst-ever performance since a target was introduced in 2004.

    Lib Dem Candidate for Woking, Will Forster, said:

    "It is shameful that patients in Woking are being abandoned, be it waiting for hours for treatment in A&E or for months in pain for routine operations."

  • Article: Nov 13, 2019
    By Cllr Will Forster


    The Lib Dems have announced they would more than double spending on youth services in Surrey to £33,998,703,to help tackle rising levels of crime. This would form part of a total ring-fenced fund of £500 million for Local Authorities across England to spend on youth services, providing young people with positive, safe and healthy alternatives to gangs.

  • Will Forster GE 2019
    Article: Nov 12, 2019
    By Cllr Will Forster


    On Monday, 11th November, Nigel Farage announced that the Brexit Party will not be standing a General Election candidate in Woking and other Conservative held seats.

    Will Forster, the Lib Dem Candidate for Woking, said:

    "Nigel Farage's comments show he is running scared of the Lib Dems as the strongest Remain party in areas like Woking. He knows that we are the only party at this election that can take seats, including Woking from the Tories and stop Brexit."

  • Free Childcare for 9 months. Part Four of our ‘Plan for the Future’
    Article: Nov 11, 2019
    By Cllr Will Forster

    The Lib Dems will introduce free childcare from 9 months, transforming the lives of parents and children across the UK.

    The high cost of childcare means that too many parents are unable to return to work without risking real financial hardship. With the average cost of 25 hours of nursery care for a child under two running to more than £6,500 per year, many parents are effectively excluded from work due to the burden of childcare costs.

  • EUHeartVoteLibDem
    Article: Nov 8, 2019
    By Cllr Will Forster

    720 EU nationals in Woking are being left in legal limbo


    Hundreds of EU nationals living in Woking Borough have not been offered permanent residency in the UK, official figures have revealed. The Lib Dems have accused the government of leaving local families from the EU in "legal limbo" and throwing people's lives into uncertainty.

  • Football
    Article: Nov 8, 2019
    By Cllr Will Forster


    It is three weeks since Woking Borough Council accepted a public petition and a motion from Councillors calling for a more measured redevelopment of Woking Football Club.


    However, despite the passage of time, Ward Councillors and the South Woking Action Group have heard nothing from the Council Leadership, the developers GolDev and the Football Club. Which is why Lib Dem Councillor for the area, Will Forster, has written to the Council's Chief Executive calling for the Council to keep its promise to listen to residents that signed the petition. Councillor Forster has also called for the Council to facilitate discussions between GolDev, the South Woking Action Group and Woking FC.

  • Climate Change. Part three of our ‘Plan for the Future’
    Article: Nov 7, 2019
    By Cllr Will Forster


    The Lib Dems will tackle the climate emergency and deliver a bold green plan to build a brighter future.

    The UK should be leading the world on tackling the environment crisis. Our planet is on the brink of being irreparably damaged and we are responsible for that damage.

    The climate emergency is real and our planet is heating to unsustainable levels. Young people have taken to the streets because they're so worried that the Conservatives are failing to act.

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