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Have your say on the boundary commission proposals

We accept this proposal as a sensible way to achieve the Commission’s objectives. Our communities have changed since the last boundary review.  The Elmbridge Liberal Democrats cover two Constituencies, the majority being in the Esher and Walton constituency, and the Weybridge area being in the Runnymede and Weybridge Constituency.  The  Esher and Walton Constituency electorate has grown significantly in the last 10 years, […]

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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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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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“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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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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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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Open Letter to Dominic Raab – what happened to the ‘oven ready’ Brexit deal?

Monica Harding, Parliamentary Spokesperson for Elmbridge Liberal Democrats, has today written to Dominic Raab about the Internal Markets Bill published this week. You can read the letter below, or download the PDF here. Rt Hon Dominic Raab MPHouse of CommonsLondonSW1A 0AA 10 September 2020 Dear Dominic,  At the General Election last year, your campaign literature […]

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QC’S Advice on Local Plan “Wait for Officers’ Evidence’

Leader’s statement warns Councillors – officers must be allowed to present the evidence on our Local Plan At a Full Council meeting on 26 February 2020, the Leader of the Lib Dem/Residents’, Cllr Stuart Selleck, gave a clear message to councillors of all parties: “Planning officers are focusing on completing the evidence base for the […]

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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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Volunteers needed. Please help us get a Liberal Democrat MP. Monica Harding is our super candidate. Click link below.

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