Will Forster

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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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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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3,700 EU nationals in Woking left in limbo

by willforster on 20 May, 2020

The Lib Dems and I are calling for EU citizens to be given the automatic right to stay in the UK, as new official figures show 3,700 EU nationals living in Woking have not been granted permanent Settled Status to remain in the UK. Pointing to the contribution of EU citizens working in the NHS […]

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The Lib Dems have launched a national lobbying campaign urging Conservative MP’s to restore public faith in politics and back amendments in the House of Commons to protect the rights of EU citizens and child refugees in the UK. As part of the campaign, I have written to Woking’s MP, Jonathan Lord, asking him to […]

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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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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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NHS staff shortages worsen under Tories

by willforster on 5 December, 2019

The latest figures on NHS vacancies reveal that there was 6,180 vacancies for nurses in the NHS in the South East in July to September 2019.  This means that over 13% of posts were unfilled, showing the NHS staff shortage crisis to get worse. The Conservatives have presided over a staffing crisis in our health service, failing to […]

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46 EU academics from the University of Surrey, and 1179 from universities in London, have quit in the three years since the Brexit vote, research by the Lib Dems has revealed. 23 academics from the EU left the University of Surrey in 2018/19 alone, the figures show. The analysis, based on Freedom of Information responses from […]

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Figures reveal exodus of EU NHS staff in local hospitals

by willforster on 26 November, 2019

Brexit is making the staffing crisis at St Peter’s and Royal Surrey NHS Trusts even worse, the Lib Dems have warned. Figures published by the Lib Dems reveal that 78 EU staff working at the Royal Surrey NHS Trust and 63 at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospital have already left the health service this year. […]

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Earlier today, Nigel Farage announced that the Brexit Party will not be standing a General Election candidate in Woking and other Conservative held seats. Nigel Farage’s comments show he is running scared of the Lib Dems as the strongest Remain party in areas like Woking. He knows that we are the only party at this election […]

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