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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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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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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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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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 have announced we would plug funding gaps for the NHS and social care by putting a penny on income tax, in our first major manifesto commitment of the General Election campaign. The tax would raise an additional £124.7 million for Surrey, with £76 million for the NHS and £48.7 million for social care […]

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Why I am running to be Woking’s MP

by willforster on 7 May, 2017

I love Woking.  I have lived in the town for more than 20 years, been a Councillor for 8 years and led the Lib Dem opposition on Woking Borough Council since 2014. I know so many people, including lifelong Conservatives, who are unhappy with our current MP for backing the Government’s Hard Brexit agenda, despite the […]

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My Lib Dem colleagues and I have strongly criticised Surrey County Council’s plans to axe millions from essential services for local residents. Highway and road safety and budgets will be hit as millions of pounds are taken away from essential Council services, and there will be a £735,000 reduction in the public transport budget as […]

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The Lib Dems and I have slammed the Government’s failure to provide enough extra cash for the NHS in today’s budget, warning that local health services will struggle to cope with growing demand. Ahead of the budget the Lib Dems called for a £4 billion funding boost for NHS and care services this year.  That […]

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Lib Dems in Surrey have written to the county’s 11 Conservative Members of Parliament, asking them to back a cross-party initiative on the future of social care and how to fund it. In the letter, we asked the 11 Surrey MPs to back plans by Norman Lamb MP, the Lib Dem Care Minister in the […]

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