Will Forster

Campaigning to be the Lib Dem MP for Woking, Deputy Leader of Woking Borough Council and Councillor in South Woking Learn more

Time to kick the Conservatives out of Woking

by willforster on 23 May, 2024

As the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate for Woking, I’ve has said this seat is “neck and neck”, and called on the Conservative Party to be kicked out of Woking Constituency The Lib Dems came a close second place at the last General Election in 2019 and are in pole position to beat the Conservatives this […]

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The Liberal Democrats and I are calling for a new River Thames Tsar to be appointed by the Government, in a bid to hold the country’s biggest water firm to account. Ed Davey announced this policy during a recent visit to Woking, when I was pleased to visit the River Wey with him to discuss […]

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New figures analysing sewage dumped in Council areas have revealed that sewage was dumped into waterways in Woking Borough for 184 hours in 2023. The analysis is based on official data from the Environment Agency, compiled by the House of Commons Library for the Liberal Democrats.  It shows sewage was dumped into local rivers including […]

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The Liberal Democrats have called for an immediate General Election in light of last week’s Local Election results. Locally, the Lib Dems won 10 out of 11 seats up for election on Woking Borough Council – wiping out the Conservatives and leaving just 1 Labour Councillor in Woking. Voters fully endorsed my Lib Dem team’s […]

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Yesterday, Conservative MPs, including Woking’s MP, have voted in favour of weakening the water regulator’s ability to take enforcement action on water companies. MPs voted on the Government’s new proposals to ensure any regulator imposing a fine or action on a company, must take into account the impact on economic growth. This new Statutory Instrument, […]

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63% of burglaries in Surrey still going unattended

by willforster on 24 April, 2024

63% of burglaries in Surrey went unattended by Surrey Police last year, despite a Government promise to attend all of them, an investigation by the Liberal Democrats has revealed.  Paul Kennedy, the Lib Dem challenger to Surrey’s Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner in next week’s elections on Thursday 2nd May, said it showed the Conservatives […]

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537 patients waited over 24 hours at A&E before being admitted to hospital at Ashford and St Peter’s last year, Liberal Democrat Freedom of Information (FOI) requests have revealed. The data showed staggering increases in the number of patients and pensioners waiting more than a day to be admitted to hospital. In 2019, 235 patients […]

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The average waiting time for police to respond to burglary calls in Surrey more than doubled during the first two years of the current Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner, new figures from the Liberal Democrats have revealed. The average waiting time in 2020-21, the year before the last Police and Crime Commissioner elections, was just […]

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New figures released by the Environment Agency have shown that Thames Water which covers Woking discharged sewage a staggering 16,990 times last year, a 112% rise compared to in 2022. The Liberal Democrats are calling for tougher action against sewage dumping in local rivers, including replacing Ofwat with a tougher regulator.  The party has also […]

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The Liberal Democrats and I have called for the Government to put Thames Water into Special Administration in the wake of bankruptcy fears.  Last month, the Government passed updated legislation which allows the High Court to appoint a special administrator to take over a failing water firm.  Thames Water is in chaos; its CEO was […]

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