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Elmbridge Lib Dem Laptop Appeal provides home-learning support for over 30 local families

As families and school children take a well-earned break from homeschooling for half term, it’s time to reflect on the amazing response of Elmbridge residents in recent weeks to the Elmbridge Liberal Democrats Laptop appeal. Thanks to our community’s generosity, 33 laptops have so far been provided to four of the Borough’s schools to help […]

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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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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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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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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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St James School gets new toilets and cloakrooms

Thank goodness for the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) – a tax that is levied on developers when they build new homes. Without CIL funds, it is hard to see how St James School would have found the money to make badly needed improvements to their buildings.  Their annual grant for capital projects is just £9,000. On […]

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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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This is the Liberal Democrat Manifesto for Elmbridge

Safer, Greener, Smarter Environment Climate Change is an existential threat to humankind.  We will put Elmbridge on a path to become carbon neutral and will adopt appropriate policies to this end. We will work with local businesses and residents to identify and implement smart and practical measures to achieve our goal. This work will bring […]

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Special Educational Needs and Disability 

Surrey county is undertaken several consultations and it is seeking your views by 4 January 2019 to help it shape the special educational needs and disability (Send) services throughout Surrey for the future Surrey says that its draft strategy includes proposals for giving support as early as possible, which would be better for those who need […]

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Getting to grips with parking – the basics

Residents’ concern As a recently elected councillor, I find that parking is one of the top topics that people raise with me. Issues I have been dealing with both before the election and now are: unreasonable and dangerous parking by parents around one particular school in my ward lack of access for waste removal from […]

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