Will Forster

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

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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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We need a ‘Stop Brexit’ General Election

by willforster on 27 October, 2019

The Lib Dems and I think a General Election is the only way to overcome this Brexit chaos. That is why we think there should be one on the 9th December, and our team in Westminster have been working on a plan to ensure we can do that. There are currently two barriers to stopping […]

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Lib Dems support law to clamp down on vehicle idling

by willforster on 7 October, 2019

The Lib Dems and I have called on Surrey County Council to back a bill that would increase the fines for leaving vehicles idling and make it easier to levy fines. During tomorrow’s Full Council meeting, I will ask the Leader of Surrey County Council to call on the Government and Surrey’s MPs to support […]

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Chosen as Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Woking

by willforster on 5 October, 2019

I am delighted to have been selected by the Lib Dems as their candidate to be Woking’s next MP. As a local Councillor, former Mayor and life-long resident I believe I have the experience to serve as Woking Constituency’s Member of Parliament. I have been representing Hoe Valley on Woking Borough Council and Woking South […]

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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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