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Elmbridge Liberal Democrats object to ‘one monster council across Surrey’

“The current ineffective and uneconomic two-tier system of local government needs reforming and streamlining. We must, however, beware the creation of one monster-council for the whole of Surrey, which would need to serve 1.2 million people who currently live here. This would make it distant from residents and impossible to manage efficiently”,  says Gill Smith, […]

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#BlackLivesMatter

As a local organisation we’ve been spending time listening, learning, and exploring how best we can contribute to this emotive discussion. First of all we should be clear. Liberal Democrats firmly believe that Black Lives do Matter and that there are still many prejudices and injustices that continue to exist within society that humanity hasn’t yet managed […]

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Witnessing racism in our community

Being the administrator for a Facebook community group is normally quite a thankless task. You are mainly moderating the amount of advertising from local businesses. You rarely have to be the tough police person of the group, removing hateful or rude comments or blocking someone from the group. Since the Covid-19 pandemic these community Facebook […]

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Celebrating Pride as a Gay Lib Dem

I first helped the Liberal Democrats at Soho Pride in 2008 when I was approached by a very good friend who is a staunch Liberal Democrat (PPC for Hackney – Dave Raval). He was running a stall for the pride event and getting signatures for a petition on homophobic bullying at schools. As I had […]

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Elmbridge Liberal Democrats elect new Group Leader

Elmbridge Liberal Democrats are pleased to announce the election of Councillor Mary Marshall as their new group leader on Elmbridge Borough Council. Following the group’s annual leadership election on Thursday 7th May 2020, Mary won the support of her fellow Liberal Democrat councillors and will now assume the role of Deputy Leader of Elmbridge Borough […]

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Climate Emergency – EBC Carbon Footprint audit complete

Elmbridge Borough Council (EBC) has completed an important step on its journey to becoming carbon neutral by 2030 – EBC now knows its “Carbon Footprint”. Following a comprehensive audit, EBC now has the baseline data on the location and volume of the carbon emissions across the council’s operations. This is an essential measurement to ensure […]

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New Focus is out, and being delivered across Elmbridge

Our monthly newsletter Focus is out and being delivered to homes across Elmbridge. If you have not received yours, please email chair@elmbridgelibdems.org.uk. This Focus talks about the Elmbridge Climate Emergency, car parking and the council’s consultations related to the Local Plan, plus more.

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Monica Harding thanks local voters and activists for their support

The Liberal Democrat candidate Monica Harding fought a powerful campaign in the General Election in Esher & Walton – gaining 28,389 votes against the current Tory MP Dominic Raab’s 31,132. Although Monica was 2,743 short of winning the contest, the result showed a strong swing towards the Liberal Democrats – in fact the largest swing […]

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Hersham Hall – a Lost Opportunity

Hersham Hall has now been closed for several years following an independent condition survey which judged it to be dangerous due to a number of building related issues needing attention. It was also during this period deemed unfit for purpose as a sports hall and was underused. £650,000 of taxpayers’ money spent on short term […]

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We are not a ‘safe seat’ any longer

The old adage about ‘safe seats’ does not apply in the Esher & Walton constituency any longer. Here’s the proof. Elmbridge voted decisively ‘remain’ in the European election by voting for the Liberal Democrats – ahead of the Brexit Party and the Conservatives. And the most recent YouGov poll in the Esher & Walton constituency […]

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