Will Forster

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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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The Lib Dems and I have called on the Chancellor to level the playing field to help small high streets compete with internet giants in the run up to Christmas. The Lib Dems fear local shops hit by decreased footfall during the coronavirus pandemic will continue to struggle and have therefore proposed a new scheme […]

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My Lib Dems colleagues and I have said that people in Woking will not forget the actions of Conservative MPs like Jonathan Lord who voted against providing safe and legal routes to sanctuary for vulnerable refugees. Earlier this week, Tory MPs rejected amendments to the Immigration Bill, despite four people, including children, tragically losing their […]

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The Lib Dems have warned Jonathan Lord should hand his head in shame for voting against measures to protect high environmental and animal welfare standards. Conservative MPs rejected amendments to the Agriculture Bill yesterday, which would have forced the UK Government to ensure that British food and animal welfare standards are maintained in any trade […]

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Jonathan Lord must use this last chance to back farmers

by willforster on 4 November, 2020

The Lib Dems and I have called on Woking’s MP to back British farming and vote to protect our high environmental and animal welfare standards in Parliament today. I have written to Jonathan Lord warning the Government must not risk farmers’ livelihoods to win a favourable trade deal from Donald Trump. Later today, MPs will […]

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The local Lib Dems and I have called on Woking’s MP to this week vote in favour of safe and legal routes to sanctuary for vulnerable refugees. In a letter to Jonathan Lord, I argued that safe and legal routes are the best way to combat people smuggling and human trafficking and to prevent dangerous […]

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Blanchards Hill to be resurfaced

by willforster on 2 November, 2020

Surrey County Council will resurface Blanchards Hill on Friday 6th November. I am really pleased the Council has agreed to resurface this road in between Jacobs Well and Sutton Green.  I have had to report countless potholes here and frequently asked for it to to be resurfaced.  Thankfully, the County Council will be resurfacing it at the […]

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Free school meals

by willforster on 27 October, 2020

Just before the summer, the Government refused to support families of children on free school meals. Thankfully, after a campaign led by footballer Marcus Rashford, they backed down and provided food vouchers for the school summer holiday. But what about half term, Christmas holidays and the school holidays next year?  What if schools are forced to […]

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