Will Forster

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Surrey County Council is set to install on-street electric vehicle charging points in Woking. The Council agreed yesterday to create 20 on-street parking bays, spread across 5 locations in Woking, especially for the purpose of enabling electric cars to charge up their batteries. Church Street East, Maybury Road, Montgomery Road and Oriental Road in Woking […]

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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 and I are calling for greater powers for Surrey County Councl and Woking Borough Council to take action on carbon emissions as figures show progress to cut emissions across the UK has stalled since 2016. In Woking emissions have fallen from 450 kilotons of carbon emissions in 2016 to 401 in 2018. Across […]

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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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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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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 secure agreement to promote greener travel

by willforster on 10 December, 2019

Last week, I was pleased to help secure a commitment from Woking Borough Council for them to look at reducing or even removing parking charges for those driving the most environmentally friendly vehicles. With new flexible pricing systems coming to town centre car parks it is an ideal opportunity to encourage use of less polluting […]

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Part three of our ‘Plan for the Future’

by willforster on 7 November, 2019

The Lib Dems will tackle the climate emergency and deliver a bold green plan to build a brighter future. The UK should be leading the world on tackling the environment crisis.  Our planet is on the brink of being irreparably damaged and we are responsible for that damage. The climate emergency is real and our planet […]

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Stop Brexit and build a brighter future

by willforster on 31 October, 2019

The decision to hold a snap General Election on Thursday 12th December brings to an end one of the most disastrous governments in generations.  This is our chance to demand better for Britain, and Woking in particular.  In that election, I will be standing to become the Lib Dem MP for Woking Constituency.  As a local Councillor, […]

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