Will Forster

Lib Dem Spokesperson for Woking and Councillor for South Woking Learn more

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I have today written to Woking’s MP and challenged them to oppose Boris Johnson’s attempts to break international law. The move comes after MPs yesterday backed the UK Internal Market Bill at the first hurdle, including Woking’s Jonathan Lord.  The new law would give the Government the power to override parts of the Brexit agreement with […]

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Safety and speeding in Sutton Green

by willforster on 14 September, 2020

Following several accidents at the junction of New Lane and Sutton Green Road, I have worked with Surrey County Council to improve safety at the junction. Sometime ago, the Council installed new signage, barriers and other safety features to reduce accidents at this corner.  Although this has helped, there is still a problem with safety and […]

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Surrey Police write off 36,000 unsolved crimes

by willforster on 16 June, 2020

An investigation by the Lib Dems has uncovered that 36,284 crimes were closed by Surrey Police last year without a suspect being identified. Data from the Home Office reveals that Police in England and Wales abandoned 2.2 million crimes in 2019, including more than 300,000 burglaries in 2019 – with a third of forces closing […]

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The Lib Dems and I have called on Surrey County Council to reopen its Community Recycling Centres with social distancing measures to avoid fly tipping.  This follows the latest advice from the Government that stated that Household Waste Recycling Centres can be open, but should have social distancing measures in place. My colleagues and I […]

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I am delighted that the Lib Dems have selected my good friend and colleague, Paul Kennedy, as our candidate to be Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner in the election on 7th May 2020. Paul Kennedy is a former barrister, accountant and actuary with over 30 years leadership experience working in both private and public sectors.  Paul is […]

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The Lib Dems have revealed there were 11 incidents involving offensive weapons on trains or at rail stations in Woking since 2017.  9 incidents occurred at Woking Station, including 3 so far this year. My Lib Dem colleagues and I think the new figures show the utter failure of Conservative Ministers to keep people safe from […]

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Egley Road speed limit to be lowered

by willforster on 6 February, 2020

Surrey County Council has agreed to my request to lower the speed limit on Egley Road outside the Hoe Valley School. The A320 between Mayford and Woking currently has a 40 mph speed limit.  However, following the opening of the new school, both the County Council and Police have agreed to lower the limit to 30 […]

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Thank you for your support

by willforster on 16 December, 2019

I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart to the 16,629 people who voted for me to become Woking’s MP in last week’s General Election. Although I did not get over the line in Woking this time, the Lib Dems achieved our best result in a decade. We increased our vote […]

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Lib Dems to fund 24 more police officers across Woking

by willforster on 6 December, 2019

The Lib Dems have announced plans to fund at least 24 police officers across Woking Constituency as part of an extra £1 billion nationwide investment into community policing. This commitment amounts to 20,000 more police officers across England and Wales, enough for an extra two officers per ward.  The Lib Dems will also fund an […]

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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 […]

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