Woking and Surrey local news

  • Show Boris Johnson the door
    Article: Jun 24, 2022

    The Lib Dems have said the Conservatives are on the brink of losing Woking Constituency following the historic by-election result which saw the people of Tiverton and Honiton elect a Lib Dem MP.

    Last night, the Lib Dems won the once safe Tory seat of Tiverton and Honiton in Devon, overturning the largest by-election majority in the history of British politics in the process. It follows a successful local election campaign and similarly huge wins against the Conservatives in Buckinghamshire and Shropshire.

  • Summer 2022 Lib Dem Summer draw
    Article: Jun 20, 2022

    The Lib Dem Draw is a great way to donate to the Liberal Democrat cause, and you could win one of our tremendous prizes to boot. Tickets cost just £1.00 each. Buy them here!

    We will draw the prize winners for the Summer 2022 draw at 8:00pm on 7 July 2022 at 36 Wensleydale Drive, Camberley GU15 1SP.

  • Short Changing our children
    Article: Jun 8, 2022

    The government has slashed funding for free school meals for 4-7-year-olds in Surrey by £940,756.00 in real terms, shocking new figures uncovered by the Liberal Democrats have revealed.

    The party said it is another example of the Conservatives "short-changing our children."

    Universal Infant Free School Meals were introduced by the Liberal Democrats, to provide free school meals to all pupils in reception, Year 1 and Year 2. However, since the policy was introduced seven years ago, the Conservatives have increased funding per pupil by just 4 pence, from £2.30 to £2.34, or an increase of 1.7%.

  • LD Main - Sack Johnson
    Article: Jun 6, 2022

    The Lib Dem spokesperson for Woking, Councillor Will Forster, has called for a new Prime Minister.

    The Woking Lib Dems have called on the Conservative MP for Woking, Jonathan Lord, and all Tory MPs to remove Boris Johnson as Prime Minister this week.

    A vote of no-confidence in Boris Johnson is being held by Conservative MPs this evening after enough Tory MPs submitted their letters to the 1922 Committee.

  • Windfall Tax - timing
    Article: May 30, 2022
    • Government finally announces a Windfall Tax on oil and gas companies the day after damning report into Prime Minister is published
    • Families in Woking £800 worse off due to tax hikes

    The local Conservative MP for Woking, Jonathan Lord, has been accused of a "cynical U-turn" after voting against a Windfall Tax, despite the Chancellor announcing a new tax last week on oil and gas firms.

  • Boy and girl standing side by side carrying back packs and wearing face masks (Kelly Sikkema @unsplash.com)
    Article: May 27, 2022

    Lib Dem councillors have highlighted the experience of Ukrainian school-age children who have arrived to live with their hosts in Surrey under the Government's Homes for Ukraine Scheme but are still waiting to secure a place at a local school.

    Lance Spencer (Goldsworth East and Horsell Village) raised the issue at this week's Council meeting citing the example of a child who had recently arrived in the area but had been unsuccessful in their application to a school just 200 metres from the host family's home.

  • Woking leader statement
    Article: May 24, 2022

    Councillor Ann-Marie Barker has been formally elected Leader of Woking Borough Council, as the new Liberal Democrat administration officially took office during last night's annual meeting of Council (Monday 23 May 2022).

    Following the outcome of the local borough election on Thursday 5 May 2022, the Liberal Democrats gained control of Woking Borough Council with a total of 16 of the 30 seats, compared with eight seats for the Conservatives, three seats for Labour and three seats for the Independents.

  • Lord Tax Cut
    Article: May 22, 2022

    The local Lib Dems have slammed Woking's MP for voting against an emergency tax cut in the House of Commons on Wednesday.

    It comes as over 300 Conservative MPs, including Jonathan Lord, voted against the measures put forward by the Lib Dems to cut VAT from 20% to 17.5%.

    This proposal would be set to save families in Woking an average of £600 each and would also reduce inflation by keeping prices down in the shops. However, it was blocked after the Tories voted it down.

  • Woking Debt Letter
    Article: May 17, 2022
    • Urgent debt letter emerges on "excessive risks" taken by Woking Council, received on 11th May by outgoing Conservative Leader
    • Senior Ministers now echo concerns raised by Liberal Democrats
    • Incoming Liberal Democrat Council Leader pledges to "work tirelessly and constructively for financial answers"
  • Woking Lib Dems at the LE2022 Count
    Article: May 10, 2022

    The Lib Dems are delighted to have won overall control of Woking Borough Council after gaining 4 seats at the elections on 5th May 2022.

    The Lib Dems won 7 out of 10 seats up for election this year and defeated the Deputy Leader of the Council in the process. The Conservatives failed to win a single seat.