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Elmbridge government Representation

Tell us your views

We’re asking residents how they’ve been affected by lockdown and what improvements could be made by the councilelmbridgelibdems.org.uk/surveysep20

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Environment Planning

When will Raab stand up for Elmbridge against his Government’s ridiculous housing targets?

Residents across Elmbridge have reacted with anger to claims from Dominic Raab last week which show he doesn’t seem to care that his Government is imposing arbitrary housing targets on local councils with another infamous algorithm.  Local council leaders have held several meetings with Raab to bring these issues to his attention and get him […]

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Elmbridge government Surrey government

Lib Dems’ Autumn ’20 Focus

Our latest Focus has been delivered by our volunteers over the last few weeks across Elmbridge providing news about what’s happening in Elmbridge and Surrey. You can read extended versions of the articles on our website or you can download a PDF of our printed version here. The Lib Dem Focus is our way of […]

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Surrey government

Extend Free School Meals in Surrey

This week the Government voted against extending Free School Meals in the upcoming school holidays. Conservative councils across the country are rightly turning against the Prime Minister and finding ways to provide meals where the Government has chosen not to. We’re petitioning Conservative-run Surrey Council to follow the lead of other councils and act now […]

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British government

Tier 2 in Elmbridge

Monica Harding, Parliamentary Spokesperson for Elmbridge Liberal Democrats, writes on the Tier 2 measures now coming in to force in Elmbridge. Tier 2 in Elmbridge The Liberal Democrats welcome acknowledgement by the Government that we have to do much more to halt the spread of this virus – but regret that it has again taken […]

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Town Centre

Lib Dems back ‘Shop Local’ campaign

More than ever, shops and businesses in Elmbridge need support. Liberal Democrats are calling on residents to help local businesses bounce back after lockdown. Elmbridge Lib Dems have launched a ‘shop local’ campaign encouraging people to protect businesses and save local jobs by buying from local shops and suppliers whenever possible.  Local Lib Dem campaigner […]

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British government

Dominic Raab responds to letter about ‘oven ready’ Brexit deal

On 10th September, Monica Harding wrote to Dominic Raab about the Government’s Internal Market Bill proposals. ‘I asked him what had happened to the “excellent” and “oven-ready” Brexit deal that had trumpeted during the 2019 Election Campaign and why the Government was now prepared to renege on that deal, flout international law, risk peace in […]

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Walton Well being

Our community supports our foodbanks

Residents needing to make use of foodbanks has increased dramatically. Walton and Hersham have reported a 72% increase in the number of people in need of help against this time last year. Our foodbanks have managed to deliver for our residents while needing to overcome new operational difficulties due to Covid-19. Stock to prepare food […]

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Safety Surrey government

Surrey’s damaging cuts to young and old continue

When the Tory administration’s cuts to services continue relentlessly year after year, we have to say stop in no uncertain terms. The latest budget proposals for 2020/21 are the case in point. While we understand that balancing the books is challenging, we believe that Surrey’s residents will not tolerate the following Tory proposed cuts:  £4.6m […]

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Surrey government

Government U-turn leaves Surrey Tory leader embarrassed over waste of taxpayers’ money

Tory County Council Leader Tim Oliver, Weybridge Division, has been forced to delay contraversial plans for a single Unitary Authority in Surrey to replace the existing 11 districts and boroughs by next May. Following a Government announcement on changes to the forthcoming Devolution whitepaper, Tim Oliver emailed colleagues that it “effectively kills our bid”. Residents […]

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