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Lib Dems and RAs keep Elmbridge running

The Residents Associations and the Liberal Democrats look set to form the next administration of Elmbridge Borough Council. The elections on 6 May 2021 resulted in the Residents Associations and Liberal Democrats together holding a total of 26 seats.  The Conservative Party holds 21 seats. On 19 May the Council will meet for its Annual […]

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Elmbridge Lib Dems announce new Leadership team

Elmbridge Liberal Democrats are pleased to announce that Cllr Bruce McDonald and Cllr Mike Rollings have been elected Leader and Deputy Leader of the Elmbridge Liberal Democrat Council Group. Cllr McDonald, elected in Claygate ward, is one of three new Councillors elected at the recent Elmbridge Borough Elections along with Judy Sarsby (Weybridge Riverside ward) and Jez […]

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Tories to cut £1.3m from Pupil Premium in Surrey

Schools in Surrey are set to lose £1.3m funding for the most disadvantaged pupils in the county following the government’s decision to alter the method of calculating Pupil Premium funding. The pupil premium, which aims to close the attainment gap by providing extra money to pupils eligible for free school meals, was a flagship reform […]

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You’ve told us your priorities… and we’re ready to deliver

At Elmbridge Borough Council, we have been working hard for our community, delivering solutions to problems and actively improving the lives of people living and working here. You can read more about our achievements here. Last autumn, we surveyed Elmbridge residents about the changes they’d like to see in their local area after the pandemic. […]

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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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Surrey government

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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Environment

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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Housing

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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