Will Forster

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

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The Lib Dems and I have called on the Chancellor to level the playing field to help small high streets compete with internet giants in the run up to Christmas. The Lib Dems fear local shops hit by decreased footfall during the coronavirus pandemic will continue to struggle and have therefore proposed a new scheme […]

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The Lib Dems have warned Jonathan Lord should hand his head in shame for voting against measures to protect high environmental and animal welfare standards. Conservative MPs rejected amendments to the Agriculture Bill yesterday, which would have forced the UK Government to ensure that British food and animal welfare standards are maintained in any trade […]

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Jonathan Lord must use this last chance to back farmers

by willforster on 4 November, 2020

The Lib Dems and I have called on Woking’s MP to back British farming and vote to protect our high environmental and animal welfare standards in Parliament today. I have written to Jonathan Lord warning the Government must not risk farmers’ livelihoods to win a favourable trade deal from Donald Trump. Later today, MPs will […]

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Free school meals

by willforster on 27 October, 2020

Just before the summer, the Government refused to support families of children on free school meals. Thankfully, after a campaign led by footballer Marcus Rashford, they backed down and provided food vouchers for the school summer holiday. But what about half term, Christmas holidays and the school holidays next year?  What if schools are forced to […]

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Ahead of a crunch vote in the House of Commons next week, the Lib Dems have teamed up with pubs, restaurants and community clubs across the country to launch a “Keep the lights on” campaign in protest at the 10pm curfew. The Lib Dems and I have warned that no evidence has been published that […]

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The Lib Dems and I are calling for an extension of the Government’s furlough scheme until the jobs market is ready to bounce back in the wake of staggering job losses across the country. With 2,940 people now relying on Universal Credit in Woking, the Lib Dems want to extend furlough scheme to help stop […]

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The local Lib Dems and I have today welcomed the election of Ed Davey as the Leader of the Lib Dems and backed his plans for a National Listening Project. In his acceptance speech, Ed Davey announced his plans to “get beyond Westminster” and speak to people across the country so they can tell us […]

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The Lib Dems and I are calling for the annual increase in rail fares to be cancelled, a move which would save commuters in Woking around £55 next year and stop the cost of a Woking to Waterloo season ticket reaching almost £3,500. The call follows the announcement of July’s Retail Price Index – the […]

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Government must extend support to protect local jobs

by willforster on 21 August, 2020

The Lib Dems are urging the Government to continue to furlough support until it is safe and extend support to those who have so far been excluded by the Government. Acting leader of the Lib Dems Ed Davey, who is asking the public to join the Party’s campaign to protect workers, warned that the Government must not […]

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The Lib Dems are urging the Government to continue furlough support until it is safe to do so and extend support to those who have so far been excluded by the Government. Acting Leader of the Lib Dems Ed Davey MP, who is asking the public to join his campaign to protect workers, warned the “pandemic hasn’t […]

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