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HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

Our thoughts are with the whole Royal Family, but in particular with the Queen at this difficult time. Prince Philip dedicated his life to the service of his country and he leaves an extraordinary legacy, not least his awards which have inspired millions of young people. As a mark of respect, we suspended all local […]

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Elmbridge Liberal Democrats launch their Vision for Elmbridge

It’s time to care Elmbridge Liberal Democrats are today launching our vision for Elmbridge to help strengthen our community, stand up for local people and protect local services. As we emerge from the coronavirus pandemic, Liberal Democrats have been spearheading a caring recovery for the UK by putting communities first.  Local champions A vote for […]

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Why we need more Liberal Democrat Councillors

I’m delighted to be standing as a Liberal Democrat Councillor candidate for Elmbridge Borough Council.  I have seen the hard work they do and the difference they make. Over the last couple of years, the Lib Dem team in coalition with the Residents Group on the Council have:  Supported our local economy with our Elmbridge […]

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Petition: Turn Surrey’s street lights back on

We all deserve to be safe on our streets. We are calling on Surrey County Council to scrap their policy of turning street lights off at night in order to save money.

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Our Local Environment – It’s #Time2Care

Climate change is ubiquitous – it’s time we gave Hersham the power to tackle it. Green spaces have become a lifeline for many during the pandemic – whether as a place for distanced socialising, some stress-relieving exercise, or an escape from the home-office. I’ve spent many hours speaking to Elmbridge residents on the phone during […]

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Statement by Elmbridge Liberal Democrats on housing need

Elmbridge Liberal Democrats welcome the statement from the Alliance of Elmbridge Residents and Civic Groups to resist the Government imposed assessment of housing needs for Elmbridge of 633 dwellings per annum. Their statement can be found here. In the current Local Plan, made in 2011, it was assessed that 225 homes per annum were required […]

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Tory budget propaganda silenced

Correcting the opposition’s falsehoods The Residents Group / Lib Dem Administration put forward for approval a detailed Budget for 2021/22 at the Council meeting on 24th February 2021. The COVID – 19 pandemic has hit all local Councils’ Budgets, and, contrary to earlier promises, central Government has only covered part of the extra costs and […]

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National scandal, local need: why the Budget failed those who needed help the most

In response to the Chancellor’s Budget earlier this week, the Trussell Trust, which supports the UK’s network of food banks, said “Today’s Budget has failed to give security to families on the lowest incomes by refusing to extend the Universal Credit uplift for the full, difficult year ahead … We know removing the uplift [in […]

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#Time2Care about our Community

I have been volunteering with the Walton and Hersham Foodbank for over three years: the numbers of people needing to use the service have increased in that time, but never more so than since the Covid pandemic.  Since 24 March 2020 (the first day of lockdown) to the present day (28 February 2021), 1,599 food […]

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“Grant EU citizens the automatic right to stay in the UK,” Lib Dems say

630 EU citizens in Elmbridge stuck in limbo as ‘Settled Status’ backlog soars The Liberal Democrats are calling on the Government to grant EU citizens the automatic right to stay in the UK, with the physical proof they need, as new Home Office figures reveal that 630 people in Elmbridge are still waiting for a […]

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