Cllr William Forster

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Will Forster GE 2019

Councillor for Hoe Valley, Councillors County Councillor for Woking South, Councillors Candidate for Hoe Valley, Candidates Candidate for Woking South, Candidates

20 Elmcroft, Fairview Avenue,
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Will Forster is a Lib Dem Councillor, former Mayor and life-long Woking resident.

Will grew up in Goldsworth Park and Horsell, where he attended local schools including Horsell Church of England Middle School, Woking High School and Woking College. Will lived in Westfield for many years and he now lives by Woking Park with his partner Hannah and their sausage dog Toffee.

Since 2009 Will has been the County Councillor for Woking South covering much of Mount Hermon, Barnsbury and the villages of Kingfield, Mayford, Sutton Green and Westfield. At County Hall Will is a member of the Performance and Resources Select Committee which scrutinises the Council's financial, legal and property matters.

During his time as a County Councillor he succeeded in getting Surrey County Council to help its European Union (EU) staff and children in care apply for 'settled status' post-Brexit, oppose Government cuts to schools and pay its staff the Living Wage.

Will was originally elected to Woking Borough Council for the then ward of Kingfield and Westfield in 2011, but following boundary changes in 2016 he now represents Hoe Valley ward. Between 2014 and 2017 Will led the Lib Dem Group on the Borough Council when he achieved a 100% discount on Council Tax for young people who had recently left the care system.

In 2018/19 Will served as Mayor of Woking. He was hugely proud to serve as Mayor of his hometown, to tour the Borough in support of the great local community and to promote his Mayor's Charity - the York Road Project, which supports local homeless people.

Finally Will stood to be Woking's Lib Dem MP in the 2019 General Election. Although he did not get over the line in Woking this time, Will led the Lib Dems to their best result in a decade. Will finished a strong second with 31% of the vote, increased the Lib Dems' vote share by 13% and slashed the Conservative majority to around 9,000 votes.