Will Forster

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The Lib Dems have called on the Government to commit to a Summer Learning Fund that would support almost 1,500 disadvantaged children across Woking to get ready for returning to school. Lib Dem Education Spokesperson Layla Moran, who welcomed the Government’s u-turn on free school meals, warned further action was needed to “ensure no child […]

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The Lib Dems and I have called on Woking’s MP to back calls for a review of the no-deal Brexit impact assessments in light of the threat of the coronavirus pandemic. In a letter addressed to Woking’s MP, Jonathan Lord, I wrote that: “as the Prime Minister continues to refuse to rethink his position on […]

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The Lib Dems and I have succeeded in getting the Department for Transport to look into flexible rail tickets to help commuters getting back to work after the coronavirus pandemic. With traditional season tickets unlikely to be attractive for many commuters in the future, the Lib Dems have called on the Government and train companies […]

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The Lib Dems are urging the Government to extend furlough support and bring forward bespoke packages of support for key sectors, such as hospitality, or face local unemployment. Acting leader of the Lib Dems Ed Davey MP, who is asking the public to join the campaign to protect workers, said thousands of families face “financial uncertainty” and […]

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South Woking roads to be resurfaced

by willforster on 29 May, 2020

Surrey County Council will resurface Claremont Avenue, New Lane and Robin Hood Lane on 10th June. All three of these roads will be closed to through traffic from 7 am to 6 pm, but access will be maintained for local residents. With roads being very quiet during the coronavirus lockdown, it is an ideal time […]

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On behalf of the Lib Dems, I have written to Woking’s MP Jonathan Lord, urging him to “end the distractions” and support calls for scandal-hit Dominic Cummings to go, so the country can focus on the coronavirus emergency. In the letter, I urge all Conservative MPs to “put the interests of your constituents first, end […]

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3,700 EU nationals in Woking left in limbo

by willforster on 20 May, 2020

The Lib Dems and I are calling for EU citizens to be given the automatic right to stay in the UK, as new official figures show 3,700 EU nationals living in Woking have not been granted permanent Settled Status to remain in the UK. Pointing to the contribution of EU citizens working in the NHS […]

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The Lib Dems are urging the Government to extend income support for self-employed workers as official statistics have revealed the number of people claiming unemployment benefit in Woking increased by 795 between March 2020 and April 2020. Acting leader of the Lib Dems Ed Davey MP, who is asking the public to join his campaign […]

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The Lib Dems are calling on the Government to ramp up mental health support for health and care staff in Woking to ensure “world-class” support for those tackling the virus head on. Highlighting the “deep scar” coronavirus will leave on health and care staff in Woking, the local Lib Dems and I have put forward a package […]

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The Lib Dems are urging the Government to extend income support for self-employed workers after they declared victory in convincing the Government to extend furlough payments for employers, preventing redundancies. Acting Leader of the Lib Dems, Ed Davey MP, who is asking the public to join his campaign to protect workers, warned “taxi drivers, hairdressers, […]

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