Will Forster

Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate in Woking, Deputy Mayor of Woking and Councillor for South Woking Learn more

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My Lib Dem colleagues and I are very disappointed following last week’s decision by the Conservative Cabinet on Surrey County Council to slash the opening hours of Community Recycling Centres across the county and increase charges for residents. The decision will see Community Recycling Centres close for an extra 20 days a week, as well […]

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Trains 15% later in just a single year

by willforster on 12 July, 2017

Data released today shows that in just a single year trains are running later and people are having to wait 15% longer than a year ago – and it will not come as a surprise to local commuters, but South West Trains was one of the worst offenders seeing a 25.4% increase in late trains. The […]

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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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A mock estate agency called “Theresa May and Co” has been launched by the Lib Dems today attacking Theresa May’s Dementia Tax. The Conservative policy would force the sale of family homes to fund care for elderly and vulnerable relatives.  It is estimated that the Dementia Tax would cost £173,282 for someone receiving ten years […]

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Up to 354 children living in poverty across Woking Constituency will have their lunches taken away under Theresa May’s plans to abolish universal free school lunches for infants, Lib Dem research has revealed.  In total 6,125 children in Surrey are set to lose out under the plans. Those families losing out are expected to have […]

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Plans by Theresa May to axe free school lunches would waste the £1.96 million invested in Surrey school kitchens, according to the Lib Dems.  It comes after figures revealed 31,178 children in Surrey are set to lose out under the Conservative proposals. When in Government, the Lib Dems invested £160 million upgrading school kitchen facilities to enable them to prepare hot lunches, including […]

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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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Conservative manifesto plans will mean the average household in Surrey could be forced to pay £337,726 – a massive 77% of the value of their homes for social care after they die, it has been revealed. The manifesto plans, which would mean that people would be forced to hand over assets worth over £100,000 to […]

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