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Education

Laptop Appeal Success – But we still need your help…

Thanks to the amazing generosity of Elmbridge residents, the Elmbridge Liberal Democrats Laptop appeal have now donated 10 laptops to Hinchley Wood Secondary School.   And more laptops are on the way – ready to be donated to other local schools in Elmbridge. “We have been overwhelmed by the support of local people and local businesses to […]

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Safety Tax

5.54% Council Tax increase proposed for Surrey Police

Cllr Paul Kennedy, Liberal Democrat Candidate for Surrey’s Police and Crime Commissioner, is urging residents to respond to the latest proposal by incumbent David Munro for a 5.54% increase in the police element of council tax, and is calling for better value for money for taxpayers. The proposal corresponds to an annual increase of £10 […]

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Weybridge

Councillor Andrew Davis 1956-2021

We are sorry to bring you the sad news of Andrew Davis’s death on Sunday 10th January in Princess Alice Hospice. His family were with him. Andrew has been a Liberal/Liberal Democrat for over 42 years and a Councillor on Elmbridge Borough Council for Weybridge Riverside Ward for the last 8 years. He also served […]

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Education

Laptop appeal for local school children. Could you help?

Have you or your business got a laptop you no longer need that could help a child learn from home? We’ve been in touch with local schools who have confirmed there are families without access to laptops. We have agreed to try and secure computers for one secondary school and if we get a good […]

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Education Surrey government

Chaos in Education: Surrey County Council is letting schools down

With the latest decision by Surrey to reopen primary schools tomorrow morning, Conservative-run Surrey County Council is failing its schools.  At a moment of crisis, with rates of coronavirus infections rocketing in all parts of the County and neighbouring London primaries closed, there is an urgent need for strong leadership to protect teachers and pupils.  […]

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Town Centre

Small Biz Saturday

There’s no doubt that the lockdowns and tiered restrictions of 2020 have taught us how much we need our local high streets and small businesses. But many of them are at serious risk after months of lockdown – which doesn’t just threaten the vibrancy and life of our local communities, but also jobs and the […]

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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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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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