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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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Hands off our Green Belt!

What land should be released for building over the next 15 years? That’s what the Local Plan is all about. But the inflated government target for building in Elmbridge will mean the extra people will: Squeeze already hard pressed local health services Create further shortages of local school places Intensify traffic congestion Increase pollution What […]

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Shape the future of Weybridge

Our Home Weybridge is undeniably an attractive place to live. Our easy access to London and Heathrow, our vibrant town centre, rivers, woodlands and green spaces, all ensure that many find it hard to imagine living anywhere else and would like our children to be able to live here too. More houses We recognise that, […]

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