Will Forster

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Challenging my opponent to reject no-deal

by willforster on 8 December, 2019

I have today challenged the local Conservative candidate to rule out a no-deal Brexit in December 2020. The challenge, just a few days before polling day, follows Boris Johnson refusing to rule out a no-deal exit from the EU.  Under the Tory Party’s plan, the UK will have until December 2020 to deliver the second phase […]

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The Lib Dems have accused the Conservatives of failing to protect local small businesses, after figures revealed that 1,860 businesses in Woking have closed over the last three years. It comes as the Lib Dems today unveil a series of measures to reverse this decline and boost local firms, to mark Small Business Saturday. Recent figures […]

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46 EU academics from the University of Surrey, and 1179 from universities in London, have quit in the three years since the Brexit vote, research by the Lib Dems has revealed. 23 academics from the EU left the University of Surrey in 2018/19 alone, the figures show. The analysis, based on Freedom of Information responses from […]

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The Lib Dems have announced we will freeze rail fare increases for Woking commuters and season ticket holders for the next five years, while fixing the broken fares and ticketing system. A Lib Dem Government would cancel the 2.8% RPI rail fare increase planned for December 2019 and freeze Woking commuter fares and season tickets […]

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The Lib Dems have announced plans to scrap business rates and replace them with a landowner levy, to “breathe new life” into high streets in Woking. The party would replace business rates with a commercial landowner levy, based on the value of the land only.  This would take the cost off businesses and help support high streets. By […]

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Part one of our ‘Plan for the Future’

by willforster on 5 November, 2019

Today, the Lib Dems launched part one of our ‘Plan for the Future’. At our General Election campaign launch, Jo Swinson has declared that a Lib Dem Government will stop Brexit and use the £50 billion ‘Remain Bonus’ to invest in public services and tackle inequality. This £50 billion injection to the areas that need it […]

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Following scrutiny by Lib Dem Councillors, Woking Borough Council has confirmed that the Victoria Square development is behind schedule and the new Marks and Spencer store will now not open until 2021. The Borough Council has previously stated that Marks and Spencer, the anchor store of the £540 million landmark Victoria Square development, was meant […]

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Lib Dem conference backs policy to stop Brexit

by willforster on 19 September, 2019

During Lib Dem Party Conference at the weekend, members voted to commit the party to revoking Article 50 in the event of a Lib Dem majority Government. The Lib Dems are crystal clear: if we win the next election, we will stop Brexit by revoking Article 50 and remaining in the European Union. People deserve […]

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This week, the Queen agreed to Boris Johnson’s demand to suspend Parliament and thereby deny democratic debate at one of the most critical times in our country’s history. The Lib Dems and I think shutting Parliament to force through a No Deal Brexit is an absolutely unacceptable course of action.  This action shows that Boris Johnson […]

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Three years on since the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union, the Lib Dems have warned Brexit must be stopped to avoid “a decade lost to political crisis and economic trouble”. Today, the 23rd of June, marks three years since the referendum. Despite this, the Conservative Government has been unable to negotiate […]

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