Will Forster

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The average waiting time for police to respond to burglary calls in Surrey more than doubled during the first two years of the current Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner, new figures from the Liberal Democrats have revealed. The average waiting time in 2020-21, the year before the last Police and Crime Commissioner elections, was just […]

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New figures released by the Environment Agency have shown that Thames Water which covers Woking discharged sewage a staggering 16,990 times last year, a 112% rise compared to in 2022. The Liberal Democrats are calling for tougher action against sewage dumping in local rivers, including replacing Ofwat with a tougher regulator.  The party has also […]

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The Liberal Democrats and I have called for the Government to put Thames Water into Special Administration in the wake of bankruptcy fears.  Last month, the Government passed updated legislation which allows the High Court to appoint a special administrator to take over a failing water firm.  Thames Water is in chaos; its CEO was […]

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The latest poll from YouGov has predicted that Liberal Democrats are on course to win in Woking at the next election. The MRP poll by YouGov, and reported by The Times, predicts that the Conservatives would lose the seat to the Lib Dems if an election were held today. It follows on from four historic […]

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Tonight, the Liberal Democrats running Woking Borough Council will agree to exercise the Council’s right to acquire Moyallen’s shares in Victoria Square Woking Limited, securing 100 per cent control of the company that owns Victoria Place – the Borough’s main town centre development. A Shareholders’ Agreement provides the Council with the option to acquire all […]

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At yesterday’s Surrey County Council, I used my speech seconding an opposition motion to call for a complete overhaul of how local government is funded. I urged County Councillors of all parties to vote in favour of the motion that recognised the current funding model was broken and called on the Council to agree to […]

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Woking Borough Council has set out the positive steps it has taken on its journey towards financial sustainability and delivering best value for residents. Following Government intervention last May, the Council has made good progress against its Improvement and Recovery Plan, detailed in the 6 to 9 month progress report that was published last week. […]

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More than 12,000 Woking pensioners are set to be hit with a £12,029,247 stealth tax following the Budget, new analysis by the Liberal Democrats has revealed. Research by the Resolution Foundation think tank has found pensioners are set to lose out from this week’s Budget.  This is due to the Conservative Government’s decision to freeze […]

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The Liberal Democrats and I have labelled the Chancellor’s budget announcement today a desperate deception, with income tax bills still set to rise for local people. The Lib Dems have said that local residents will see through this deception by the Chancellor and that people don’t want more empty promises from this Conservative Government whilst […]

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Surrey saw a 33% rise in ‘four week waits’ for GP appointments last year when compared to 2022, House of Commons Library research commissioned by the Liberal Democrats has revealed. The NHS data measures the time between when the appointment was booked and when it took place. It showed that the number of appointments that […]

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