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Council News

At Wednesday’s council meeting, it was confirmed that a coalition of the Liberal Democrat Group and the Residents Association (RA) Group will take on the administration of the council for the coming year. The Liberal Democrats number 10 and the RAs number 17, so together we have 27 seats compared to the Conservatives 21. This […]

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British government Elmbridge government European government

Brexitometer highlights anti-Brexit sentiment in Elmbridge

Monica Harding, Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate for Esher & Walton, together with her campaign team are hitting the streets of Elmbridge and asking residents about their Brexit concerns – using Brexitometer. In it locals are invited to give their view on five Brexit-related questions, by placing star stickers in ‘yes’ or ‘no’ boxes. So far […]

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Elmbridge government

Give Us your Views

As the Liberal Democrat/Residents’ administration in Elmbridge, we want to be more informed about your priorities.   One of the current methods of consultation involves a residents panel; although often additional consultations take place.  However, the mix of responses do not match the population as a whole. Recent consultations have shown that the older the person, […]

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Elmbridge government

Be informed

As you know, the Liberal Democrats are very keen to present people with information that they want, when they want it, and in the form that they want it – text, email or app.  To that end, since forming the coalition in the borough we have given communications a boost of the borough’s priorities.  We […]

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Representation

Is Question Time Intentionally Biased?

Many people complain about the political mix on the BBC’s panel shows; Question Time and Any Questions.  Indeed, it is difficult to understand the basis upon which the panelists are chosen.  I think it would serve the BBC to be open in relation to its selection methodology. The BBC not only fails to convince that […]

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Planning Representation

Protecting the Green Belt – Building more Homes

Why is Elmbridge Reviewing the Green Belt? The answer is simple – the national government has changed planning law and Elmbridge has to respond to the various changes. This costs money and effort which could otherwise be used to improve or extend services or reduce council tax for the people of Elmbridge but unlike like […]

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Representation

Gerrymandering

This morning’s discussion at the Cafe One in Baker Street could not help but include the recent inauguration of the American President. I was surprised, perhaps I should not have been, how unaware British people appear to be regarding the nature of American democracy.  Unlike in Europe, elections in America are often heavily manipulated.  In […]

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Claygate Representation

Tribute to ex-councillor Jimmy Cartwright

Ex-councillor Jimmy Cartwright died on Monday 25 July in East Whittering. Representing the Claygate ward he served many years as Liberal Democrat councillor for Elmbridge borough until 2013, when he retired at the age of 81 and moved to West Sussex. As a tribute to Jimmy we re-publish an interview with him and his wife […]

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Representation

Never you tell ’em a lie!

The English have not been listened to for too long and eventually they lashed out. Unfortunately, in this referendum, they threw the baby out with the bath water.  Or more exactly, they have thrown the baby out but have ended up with the bathwater still in the bath. Understandably, many on our island feel unconnected […]

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Representation Weybridge

Getting out and about in Weybridge

After a gloomy, grey start to the afternoon, Weybrdge Lib Dems in Weybridge Riverside canvass in the sun. Getting good feedback on our latest Focus, setting out all the good things that have been done in Weybridge.