Will Forster

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The Lib Dems and I have called on Woking’s MP to back calls for a review of the no-deal Brexit impact assessments in light of the threat of the coronavirus pandemic. In a letter addressed to Woking’s MP, Jonathan Lord, I wrote that: “as the Prime Minister continues to refuse to rethink his position on […]

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The Lib Dems are urging the Government to extend furlough support and bring forward bespoke packages of support for key sectors, such as hospitality, or face local unemployment. Acting leader of the Lib Dems Ed Davey MP, who is asking the public to join the campaign to protect workers, said thousands of families face “financial uncertainty” and […]

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The Lib Dems are urging the Government to extend income support for self-employed workers as official statistics have revealed the number of people claiming unemployment benefit in Woking increased by 795 between March 2020 and April 2020. Acting leader of the Lib Dems Ed Davey MP, who is asking the public to join his campaign […]

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The Lib Dems are urging the Government to extend income support for self-employed workers after they declared victory in convincing the Government to extend furlough payments for employers, preventing redundancies. Acting Leader of the Lib Dems, Ed Davey MP, who is asking the public to join his campaign to protect workers, warned “taxi drivers, hairdressers, […]

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The Lib Dems have launched a campaign to protect furloughed workers and their families with proposals to continue furlough payments when lockdown measures are eased, preventing redundancies. Acting Leader of the Lib Dems, Ed Davey, who is asking the public to join his campaign to protect furloughed workers, said his party’s plans would give people […]

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Following a request from the Lib Dems, Surrey County Council will start a phased reopening of its Community Recycling Centres on 11th May. With fly tipping increasingly becoming an issue across Surrey, last month my Lib Dem colleagues and I asked the Council to reopen local tips.  This was supported by latest Government advice which said […]

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Surrey County Council has cancelled plans to move its headquarters from Kingston-Upon-Thames to Woking due to the coronavirus pandemic. As a result of the current Covid-19 situation, the current tenants of Midas House cannot move out and the Council cannot get access to all of the building to make it suitable for its use.  In […]

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The Lib Dems are calling on the Government to extend a scheme that saves £140 on energy bills to households struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic, helping an estimated 3,174 homes across Woking Borough. In a warning from the Lib Dem Climate Change Spokesperson, Wera Hobhouse, the MP said these measures were needed before families […]

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Ahead of the budget, the Lib Dems are calling on the Chancellor to scrap business rates and replace them with a landowner levy to “breathe new life” into high streets in Woking. Acting Leader of the Lib Dems, Ed Davey, has warned that “the retail sector sounded the alarm bell on business rates a long […]

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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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