Will Forster

Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate for Woking, Opposition Leader on Woking Borough Council and Councillor for South Woking Learn more

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Surrey County Council has introduced new rules to prevent County Councillors from funding street lighting, grit bins and highway schemes from their own local allocation budgets. The rules, which were introduced by the Conservative-administration at the Annual General Meeting of the County Council held on Tuesday 23rd May, prompted one Tory Councillor to speak out against […]

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100% of homes in Woking could be eligible for sale to meet Theresa May’s so-called ‘dementia tax’ – and as I wrote the other day, the average Surrey household could be forced to pay £337,726 for their social care if they suffer from dementia. That is why the Lib Dems and I have urged residents, irrespective […]

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As wrote yesterday, the Lib Dems have announced we would boost investment in police forces by £300 million a year – this is in stark contrast to the Conservatives who have overseen devastating cuts to community policing.  Theresa May, as Home Secretary and now Prime Minister has cut policing budgets by over £2 billion, eroding the […]

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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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1,860 3-4 year-olds in Surrey would benefit from Lib Dem plans to triple funding for the early years pupil premium, with gives extra cash to nurseries, preschools and school receptions when they take on children from disadvantaged backgrounds. The cash would triple the funding to £1,000 per pupil per year – up from £302 in […]

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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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The Lib Dems will add another £1 billion for mental ill health care through putting a penny on income tax. This could equate to approximately £6 million of the party’s additional health funding would be spent in Woking and the surrounding area tackling the “historic injustice” faced by people with mental ill health. Last weekend, […]

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17,830 pensioners living in Woking will receive at least an extra £772 per year under Lib Dem manifesto plans to protect the ‘triple lock’ for state pensions. Thanks to the triple lock guarantee, secured by the Lib Dems when they were in Government, the basic state pension has risen in each year by whichever is the higher of […]

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My Lib Dem colleagues at County Hall and I have welcomed the news that the Conservative administration on Surrey County Council has finally agreed to scrap the 4 Cabinet Associate posts which have so far cost the taxpayer nearly two hundred thousand pounds since they were introduced. The Lib Dems have consistently called for these posts […]

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The Lib Dems will announce today that we will invest £38,135,022 more in schools and colleges across the Surrey County Council area over the next Parliament. This funding for Surrey would reverse cuts to frontline school and college budgets, protect per pupil funding in real terms and ensure no school loses out from changes to funding arrangements. £1,247,513 […]

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