Will Forster

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The Lib Dems have published figures showing that 16,872 of State Pensioners in Woking are set to be impacted by the Government breaking its manifesto promise and suspending the triple lock on pensions. The state pension triple lock is a rule that means the state pension must rise each year in line with the highest […]

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MP for Woking breaks promise over unfair tax hike

by willforster on 9 September, 2021

The local Lib Dems have slammed local Conservative MP Jonathan Lord’s choice to break their promise to the electorate and vote for a 1.25% rise in National Insurance. The changes, which go against the Tories’ manifesto promise not to raise taxes, will mean hard-pressed local families and small businesses will be left paying hundreds of […]

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Yesterday, Woking’s Conservative MP, voted in the House of Commons to support the Government’s cut to foreign aid, breaking a manifesto promise. MPs were given the option to vote between restoring the Government’s commitment to spending 0.7% of Gross National Income on foreign aid, and a so-called compromise that would see the commitment return only […]

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I have written to Woking’s Conservative MP, Jonathan Lord, urging them not to break their election commitment on international development spending by voting to abandon the UK’s 0.7% of GNI target in a potential vote on 7th June. In the 2019 General Election, Tory MPs including Woking’s MP stood on a manifesto promise to “proudly […]

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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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The Lib Dems have accused the Conservatives of failing to protect local small businesses, after figures revealed that 1,860 businesses in Woking have closed over the last three years. It comes as the Lib Dems today unveil a series of measures to reverse this decline and boost local firms, to mark Small Business Saturday. Recent figures […]

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Lib Dems to fund 24 more police officers across Woking

by willforster on 6 December, 2019

The Lib Dems have announced plans to fund at least 24 police officers across Woking Constituency as part of an extra £1 billion nationwide investment into community policing. This commitment amounts to 20,000 more police officers across England and Wales, enough for an extra two officers per ward.  The Lib Dems will also fund an […]

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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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