Will Forster

Lib Dem Parliamentary Spokesperson for Woking and Councillor for South Woking Learn more

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Earlier today, my Lib Dem colleagues and I voted against Surrey County Council’s proposed budget for 2020/21 as it would put services to vulnerable people at further risk.  Almost every day I hear from families struggling with their child’s SEND needs or trying to get care packages for elderly relatives.  The County Council rations these services […]

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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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My Lib Dem colleagues and I have succeeded in halting Woking Borough Council bankrolling a private school.  Woking’s Conservative Executive recommended to all Councillors that a £21 million loan be given to Greenfield School.  The school, which recently moved from Brooklyn Road to the old International School site on Old Woking Road, was seeking a loan to expand and add extra […]

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The Lib Dems have announced we will freeze rail fare increases for Woking commuters and season ticket holders for the next five years, while fixing the broken fares and ticketing system. A Lib Dem Government would cancel the 2.8% RPI rail fare increase planned for December 2019 and freeze Woking commuter fares and season tickets […]

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Lib Dems will reverse schools cuts in Woking

by willforster on 20 November, 2019

The Lib Dems have announced that we will spend £10 billion a year more on schools and hire 20,000 more teachers by the end of the next Parliament. Figures from the National Education Union show that next year (2020/21), schools in Woking will have seen their budgets cut by well over £2 million – £2,381,781 […]

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The Lib Dems have announced they would more than double spending on youth services in Surrey to £33,998,703 to help tackle rising levels of crime.  This would form part of a total ring-fenced fund of £500 million for Local Authorities across England to spend on youth services, providing young people with positive, safe and healthy alternatives […]

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Part Four of our ‘Plan for the Future’

by willforster on 11 November, 2019

The Lib Dems will introduce free childcare from 9 months, transforming the lives of parents and children across the UK. The high cost of childcare means that too many parents are unable to return to work without risking real financial hardship.  With the average cost of 25 hours nursery care for a child under two running […]

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Part three of our ‘Plan for the Future’

by willforster on 7 November, 2019

The Lib Dems will tackle the climate emergency and deliver a bold green plan to build a brighter future. The UK should be leading the world on tackling the environment crisis.  Our planet is on the brink of being irreparably damaged and we are responsible for that damage. The climate emergency is real and our planet […]

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Part two of our ‘Plan for the Future’

by willforster on 6 November, 2019

The Lib Dems will treat mental health with the same urgency as physical health. The NHS is the envy of the world, but our mental health service is not.  Waiting times are being missed, people are not being referred for the treatment they need, and often action is taken only when at ‘crisis’ point, or too […]

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Part one of our ‘Plan for the Future’

by willforster on 5 November, 2019

Today, the Lib Dems launched part one of our ‘Plan for the Future’. At our General Election campaign launch, Jo Swinson has declared that a Lib Dem Government will stop Brexit and use the £50 billion ‘Remain Bonus’ to invest in public services and tackle inequality. This £50 billion injection to the areas that need it […]

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