Will Forster

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No garden waste collection until 2022

by willforster on 13 September, 2021

Last week, Woking Borough Council announced that garden waste will not be collected until 2022 due to a shortage of HGV drivers. The service has been suspended several times over the summer and the latest hold on collections was due to end on 10th September.  However, the Council has now announced the suspension of the service for an […]

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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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Taking on leading the Surrey Lib Dems

by willforster on 19 May, 2021

Yesterday, the Lib Dem Group on Surrey County Council elected me as their new Group Leader. I am delighted to have been chosen by fellow Councillors to lead the Lib Dems in Surrey – especially after we had a great set of election results. The Lib Dems gained 5 seats on County Council in the […]

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The Lib Dems and I have called on Surrey County Council to support EU citizens living locally and lobby the Government to grant EU citizens the automatic right to stay in the UK. During this week’s Full Council meeting, the Lib Dems tabled a motion after new Home Office figures reveal that 4,800 people in […]

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The Lib Dems and I are calling on the Government to grant EU citizens the automatic right to stay in the UK, with the physical proof they need, as new Home Office figures reveal that 700 people in Woking are still waiting for a decision on their ‘Settled Status’ application. The latest EU Settlement Scheme […]

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My Lib Dems colleagues and I have said that people in Woking will not forget the actions of Conservative MPs like Jonathan Lord who voted against providing safe and legal routes to sanctuary for vulnerable refugees. Earlier this week, Tory MPs rejected amendments to the Immigration Bill, despite four people, including children, tragically losing their […]

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Jonathan Lord must use this last chance to back farmers

by willforster on 4 November, 2020

The Lib Dems and I have called on Woking’s MP to back British farming and vote to protect our high environmental and animal welfare standards in Parliament today. I have written to Jonathan Lord warning the Government must not risk farmers’ livelihoods to win a favourable trade deal from Donald Trump. Later today, MPs will […]

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The local Lib Dems and I have called on Woking’s MP to this week vote in favour of safe and legal routes to sanctuary for vulnerable refugees. In a letter to Jonathan Lord, I argued that safe and legal routes are the best way to combat people smuggling and human trafficking and to prevent dangerous […]

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The Lib Dems and I have warned that Jonathan Lord, Conservative MP for Woking, is risking a “new Windrush-style scandal”, after he voted to refuse to offer EU citizens proof of their right to stay in the UK. Yesterday, Tory MPs overturned a Lib Dem amendment to the Immigration Bill, which passed in the House […]

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I have today written to Woking’s MP and challenged them to oppose Boris Johnson’s attempts to break international law. The move comes after MPs yesterday backed the UK Internal Market Bill at the first hurdle, including Woking’s Jonathan Lord.  The new law would give the Government the power to override parts of the Brexit agreement with […]

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