Will Forster

Lib Dem Spokesperson for Woking and Councillor for South Woking Learn more

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The Lib Dems and I are calling for an extension of the Government’s furlough scheme until the jobs market is ready to bounce back in the wake of staggering job losses across the country. With 2,940 people now relying on Universal Credit in Woking, the Lib Dems want to extend furlough scheme to help stop […]

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13 weeks of Lockfield Drive closure

by willforster on 17 September, 2020

Surrey County Council will be closing a section of Lockfield Drive for 13 weeks from 21st September. Yesterday, the County Council announced that Lockfield Drive, between Bampton Way and Robin Hood Roundabout, will be closed to repair a pedestrian bridge. This is a lengthy closure of a major road with little notice, so I wouldn’t […]

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Council agrees request to delay parking permit rise

by willforster on 31 March, 2020

Following my request, Surrey County Council has agreed to postpone its planned increase of residential parking permits due to the coronavirus pandemic. The County Council wants to increase the cost of residential parking permits in Controlled Parking Zones, and was intending to advertise and consult the public on the increase in April and then implement […]

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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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Surrey County Council HQ to move to Woking

by willforster on 2 November, 2019

Yesterday, Surrey County Council announced it is intending to move County Hall from Kingston to Woking. The County Council has been looking to move out of its current home for sometime and has now selected Midas House in Woking as its preferred new headquarters. The current County Hall is expensive to run, not fit for […]

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Chosen as Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Woking

by willforster on 5 October, 2019

I am delighted to have been selected by the Lib Dems as their candidate to be Woking’s next MP. As a local Councillor, former Mayor and life-long resident I believe I have the experience to serve as Woking Constituency’s Member of Parliament. I have been representing Hoe Valley on Woking Borough Council and Woking South […]

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Condemning the closure of 31 Children’s Centres

by willforster on 1 February, 2019

At Surrey County Council’s last Cabinet meeting, senior Conservative Councillors approved plans to shut 31 of Surrey’s 58 children centres. Several other Lib Dem County Councillors and I spoke out at the meeting against the closures, believing the proposals were not in the best interests of the residents of Surrey and the current users of […]

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Mayor’s Christmas Card competition

by willforster on 3 December, 2018

As the Mayor of Woking, I recently ran a Christmas Card competition which saw children from my former school, Horsell Church of England Junior School, take part. Over 40 pupils from Horsell’s Junior School submitted potential designs for me to choose my favourite.  The winning design will be used for the Mayor’s Annual Christmas Card, which […]

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Surrey County Council’s 5 consultations on cuts

by willforster on 1 November, 2018

On the same day as the Conservative Chancellor of the Exchequer said in the Budget that austerity is coming to an end, Tory-run Surrey County Council announced that it will consult the public on plans to cut bus passes, Children’s Centres, Community Recycling Centres, libraries and services for people with special educational needs and disabilities. […]

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