Will Forster

Lib Dem Councillor for South Woking and Leader of the Lib Dems on Surrey County Council Learn more

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My Lib Dem colleagues and I have called on the Government to double the Warm Home Discount for existing recipients and make it available to 168 pensioners across Woking.  The measure would prevent pensioners being forced to choose between eating and heating this winter. The call comes amid fears that local residents, particularly 1,222 pensioners on […]

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County Deal is a power grab

by willforster on 28 September, 2021

The Lib Dems and I have called Surrey County Council’s draft County Deal for Surrey bid a power grab. The County Council is currently putting together a bid for more powers from Central Government as part of a County Deal for Surrey.  However, there is growing concern that the County Deal bid is a simple power […]

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Parents of almost 150,000 children in Surrey would receive vouchers worth £200 a year to spend on catch-up classes and educational activities, under plans announced by the Lib Dems. The policy would empower parents to help their children catch up after months of school closures and disruption during the pandemic.  The vouchers could be spent on […]

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The Lib Dems have published figures showing that 16,872 of State Pensioners in Woking are set to be impacted by the Government breaking its manifesto promise and suspending the triple lock on pensions. The state pension triple lock is a rule that means the state pension must rise each year in line with the highest […]

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MP for Woking breaks promise over unfair tax hike

by willforster on 9 September, 2021

The local Lib Dems have slammed local Conservative MP Jonathan Lord’s choice to break their promise to the electorate and vote for a 1.25% rise in National Insurance. The changes, which go against the Tories’ manifesto promise not to raise taxes, will mean hard-pressed local families and small businesses will be left paying hundreds of […]

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As many as 13% of hard-pressed families across Woking face being left worse off when the Government end the uplift to Universal Credit next month. New data from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation exposes the true nature of how badly some areas will be hit by the £20 Universal Credit cut, which is opposed by the Lib Dems and […]

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The Lib Dems and I are calling for all EU citizens in the UK to be given the automatic right to stay, as new figures reveal that 3,580 living in Surrey and 540 in Woking are still waiting for the Home Office to process their applications – with just five weeks to go before the […]

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Lib Dems launch their May election campaign

by willforster on 7 April, 2021

Yesterday, Lib Dem Leader Ed Davey officially launched the Lib Dems Local Elections campaign.  Ed, at the Lib Dems digital launch, asked voters to send a message to the Conservatives to do more to support local communities like those in Woking. Delivering his launch speech he said: “By voting Lib Dem this May you will be […]

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The Lib Dems are calling on the Government to raise Carer’s Allowance by £1,000 a year, to help support 1,250 unpaid carers in Woking during the pandemic. The party’s leader, Ed Davey, who has promised to be the voice of the 9 million carers in our country, has written to the Prime Minister urging him […]

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The Lib Dems and I have condemned the Chancellor for failing to introduce a comprehensive plan to save jobs after it was revealed that almost 3,000 people in Woking are currently on Universal Credit. As a party, we have criticised Rishi Sunak’s constant chop-and-change approach, urging him to put in place a proper plan to […]

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