Will Forster

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Petition against December’s Rail Strikes

by willforster on 25 November, 2019

Following the news that there are 27 days of planned rail strikes in December, the Lib Dems and I have launched a petition against the strikes. Members of the RMT will walk out for 27 days throughout December, causing chaos to commuters, to businesses and to people traveling for Christmas. I am urging commuters to […]

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The Lib Dems have announced plans to scrap business rates and replace them with a landowner levy, to “breathe new life” into high streets in Woking. The party would replace business rates with a commercial landowner levy, based on the value of the land only.  This would take the cost off businesses and help support high streets. By […]

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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 today that they would allow Woking Council to increase Council Tax by up to 500% on empty homes that are left empty long-term. The latest Government statistics show that there were 346 homes left empty long-term in Woking Borough in 2018. In response, and as part of its plan to […]

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The 95% waiting target has not been met since July 2015.  Only 83.6% of patients arriving at A&E across England were treated or admitted in four hours in October, the worst-ever performance since a target was introduced in 2004. It is shameful that patients in Woking are being abandoned, be it waiting for hours for treatment […]

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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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Earlier today, Nigel Farage announced that the Brexit Party will not be standing a General Election candidate in Woking and other Conservative held seats. Nigel Farage’s comments show he is running scared of the Lib Dems as the strongest Remain party in areas like Woking. He knows that we are the only party at this election […]

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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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720 EU nationals in Woking being left in legal limbo

by willforster on 8 November, 2019

Hundreds of EU nationals living in Woking Borough have not been offered permanent residency in the UK, official figures have revealed.  The Lib Dems have accused the government of leaving local families from the EU in “legal limbo” and throwing people’s lives into uncertainty. Of the 4,090 EU nationals across Woking who have applied for permanent residency, only […]

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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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