by willforster on 5 October, 2019
I am delighted to have been selected by the Lib Dems as their candidate to be Woking’s next MP.
As a local Councillor, former Mayor and life-long resident I believe I have the experience to serve as Woking Constituency’s Member of Parliament.
I have been representing Hoe Valley on Woking Borough Council and Woking South on Surrey County Council for the last decade. Until mid-May, I was Mayor of Woking, during which time I strongly supported the Borough’s voluntary sector and raised tens of thousands of pounds for my Mayoral Charity, the York Road Project.
I grew up in Goldsworth Park and Horsell, where I attended local schools including Horsell Church of England Middle School, Woking High School and Woking College. I lived in Westfield for many years and I now live by Woking Park with my partner Hannah and our sausage dog Toffee.
It is a huge honour to have been chosen as the Lib Dems’ candidate to be Woking’s MP. As a Councillor and Mayor, I have always worked my hardest to support Woking and its residents. I want to be Woking’s strong, local and liberal voice in Parliament.
We face a critical point in our country’s history and with a General Election looking likely before the end of the year, this is our chance to change the future of our country. The Lib Dems and I want to stop Brexit, invest in public services like our NHS and take action to fight climate change.
The plans for Brexit, especially a no-deal Brexit, will 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 of a Hard Brexit agenda, despite the majority of Woking voting to Remain. Local people rightly feel they are not being properly represented on the key issue of our time. As Woking’s MP, I would always back residents and represent their views.
With the Lib Dems topping the poll in Woking in the most recent election, the next General Election looks likely to be a hard fought contest. If you can help my campaign, please let me know.