Will Forster

Mayor of Woking and Lib Dem County Councillor for Woking South Learn more

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This time last week, 100,000 people marched through the streets of London calling for the public to have a final say on Brexit. Everyone can see the Conservatives are making a mess of Brexit, Theresa May’s negotiations on the deal are getting more chaotic and confusing – meanwhile Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour leadership is […]

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I was pleased to watch Vince Cable confirm on Peston on Sunday yesterday that the party is targeting around one million European nationals for support in May’s local elections. The Lib Dems have tailored social media adverts in 21 European languages, the adverts are fronted by MEPs from those countries and they encourage European citizens […]

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Rail fare rise a kick in the teeth for commuters

by willforster on 5 January, 2018

Woking’s commuters have not had a great start to the New Year thanks to the biggest increase in train fares in the last five years. UK rail fares rose by 3.4% in January, the largest increase for five years, due to rising inflation since the Brexit vote.  The cost of annual season tickets from Woking […]

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The Lib Dems and I are calling on Woking’s Member of Parliament, Jonathan Lord, to back amendments to the EU Withdrawal Bill to stop a Hard Brexit. As a party, we are encouraging members of the public to contact their MP to ask them to support four amendments ahead of next week’s debate and vote. […]

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Consultation on Hoe Steam works

by willforster on 5 October, 2017

Back in 2013, I submitted a motion to get Woking Borough Council to protect homes by the Hoe Stream in Kingfield, Mayford and Old Woking from flooding by extending the Hoe Valley Scheme further up and downstream – at long last, the Council is consulting on its plans for a ‘Hoe Valley Scheme Mark II’. […]

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Thank you

by willforster on 15 June, 2017

I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who voted for me in last week’s election and to those who helped the campaign in any way – be that volunteering, putting up posters, sharing content on social media or just telling friends about me – it is greatly appreciated. I am obviously disappointed […]

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Why you should vote for me today

by willforster on 8 June, 2017

Since the snap General Election was called, I have had the pleasure of meeting thousands of people across Woking – whether that’s from knocking on doors, attending hustings, or people recognising me whilst I am out food shopping. I have met so many people, from first time voters to lifelong Conservatives, who are unhappy with […]

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The NHS in the South East could lose 6,400 staff from the European Union as a result of Theresa May’s extreme version of Brexit, the Lib Dems have warned. The NHS trusts have cover Woking could lose 930 European staff – 416 in Ashford and St Peters, 307 at the Royal Surrey County Hospital and […]

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The Lib Dems have launched our manifesto plans yesterday for a brighter future, with pledges to reverse Conservative cuts and increase funding for the NHS, schools and police. The Party’s landmark policy would give the people the final say on the Brexit deal which would include the option to remain in the EU. The Lib Dems […]

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Yesterday, the Lib Dems have announced we would end years of pay restraint for nurses, teachers and police in Woking by lifting the 1% cap on public sector pay and increases wages in line with inflation. Under Lib Dem plans, the 9,539 teachers working in Surrey schools would get an average pay rise of £903 by 2021, while […]

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