Will Forster

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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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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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