Will Forster

Lib Dem Borough Councillor for Hoe Valley and County Councillor for Woking South Learn more

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The Lib Dems have called for teachers to be vaccinated against covid after the Government admitted schools were the epicentre of high community transmission. My colleague Daisy Cooper, who is the Lib Dem Spokesperson for Education and MP for St Albans, has written a letter to Ministers Gavin Williamson and Matt Hancock to ask them […]

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Lockdown advice and support

by willforster on 14 January, 2021

As we are in another national lockdown, I want to make sure local people in Woking are aware of where to get the latest advice and support. This virus sadly is not just going to go away quickly despite the hope a vaccine has brought us. As difficult as it is, we will get through […]

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Merry Christmas

by willforster on 23 December, 2020

As Christmas approaches and 2020 draws to a close, I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and all the very best for the New Year. There is no doubt that this year has been a difficult one for all of us.  The challenges of separation from loved ones, loneliness and financial uncertainty have conspired to […]

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The Lib Dems and I have condemned the Chancellor for failing to introduce a comprehensive plan to save jobs after it was revealed that almost 3,000 people in Woking are currently on Universal Credit. As a party, we have criticised Rishi Sunak’s constant chop-and-change approach, urging him to put in place a proper plan to […]

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Lib Dems call for County Council to end child hunger

by willforster on 1 December, 2020

We have all become more aware of the need for free school meals in the last few months, but child food poverty did not start with the covid pandemic. That is why my Lib Dem colleagues and I have called on Surrey County Council to take steps to address this growing problem across the county. […]

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Surrey’s 101 service is being overwhelmed by covid

by willforster on 24 November, 2020

The Lib Dems and I have called on Surrey’s Police and Crime Commissioner to take action to stop the 101 service being overwhelmed by the pandemic, as Lib Dem research reveals 30-40% of non-emergency calls to Surrey Police went unanswered in late summer. In August alone nearly 10,000 callers – representing 32% of total 101 calls […]

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The local Lib Dems have welcomed the Early Day Motion tabled by Lib Dem MP Daisy Cooper which raises concerns regarding the proposed new M25/A3 junction alongside RHS Wisley. In the motion, Daisy Cooper MP highlights RHS Wisley’s concerns around the impact the proposal will have on 44 trees along their boundary with the A3, […]

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The Lib Dems and I are calling on the Royal Mail to allow people to send cards, letters and parcels to loved ones in care homes for free for the rest of the year. It comes as Irish postal service, An Post has announced it will carry letters, large envelopes, packets and parcels up to 2 […]

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Following a motion by the Lib Dems, Surrey County Council unanimously agreed to introduce “school streets” in Surrey with the aim of encouraging active travel, improving air quality and promoting road safety. A school street is where the road outside a school is closed to vehicles during school drop-off and pick-up times except for those […]

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Ahead of a crunch vote in the House of Commons next week, the Lib Dems have teamed up with pubs, restaurants and community clubs across the country to launch a “Keep the lights on” campaign in protest at the 10pm curfew. The Lib Dems and I have warned that no evidence has been published that […]

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