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Guildford Liberal Democrats

Working hard all year round for the people of Guildford.

Recent updates

  • Article: Jan 21, 2017

    Data released today shows the NHS is still at crisis point as winter pressure it testing it to it's limits.

    The top-level alert, considered a "serious incident" by NHS England, can result in scheduled operations being cancelled and patients being diverted to other hospitals as overflowing A&E departments struggle to cope. NHS England has devised a new system of Operational Pressure Escalation Levels (OPELs), which are numbered.

  • Cllr Hazel Watson outside County Hall
    Article: Jan 20, 2017

    Liberal Democrat county councillors in Surrey have condemned the Conservative-run county council which has today published its proposals to hike council tax by a massive 15% - the largest increase in the country and 9 times the rate of inflation.

    If approved, this unprecedented increase would trigger a county-wide referendum on the proposals, with voters going to the polls on the same day as the county council elections in May of this year. A yes vote would add a 15% increase a year to bills for Band D properties and would still result in millions of pounds worth of cuts to essential services. A no vote would result in even more damaging cuts which is why Liberal Democrats have consistently called for a more appropriate level of funding from central government to the county council to help avoid large cuts to vital services for Surrey residents.

  • Event: Feb 9, 2017 7:30 PM
    The Royal Oak, 15 Trinity Churchyard, Guildford, GU1 3RR

    Our monthly meeting at the White House pub in Guildford for an informal get together and chit chat. Don't worry if you've never been before as we're always happy to welcome new faces.

    We have tables booked every second Thursday of every month and people should be there from 7.30pm onwards.

  • Article: Jan 20, 2017

    Liberal Democrat membership passed 80,000 as hundreds of people joined the party in the wake of Theresa May's Brexit Speech.

    Over a thousand members have joined the party during the course of the week, half of which have joined since Corbyn confirmed Labour will back the Tories in triggering article 50, even if it leads to a hard Brexit without the public being given a say.

  • Keep Britain in the Single Market
    Petition: Jan 18, 2017

    Theresa May has now confirmed that we're heading for a 'Hard Brexit', one which has no concern for our economy and will pull us out of the Single Market.

    Leaving the Single Market would be deeply damaging for jobs, businesses and the economy. It will mean lower growth, higher taxes and even more cuts to public services.

  • Article: Jan 17, 2017

    Tim Farron, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, has criticised the Prime Minister for declaring that she is taking Britain out of the Single Market and denying the British people a say on the final deal.

    Tim Farron said: "Theresa May has confirmed Britain is heading for a Hard Brexit. She claimed people voted to Leave the Single Market. They didn't. She has made the choice to do massive damage to the British economy.

  • Article: Jan 17, 2017

    Commenting on news inflation has reached its highest level since mid-2014 while the pound continued to sink ahead of Theresa May's Brexit speech, Liberal Democrat Shadow Chancellor Susan Kramer said:

    "This is a clear sign the government's hard Brexit agenda is beginning to bite, as the falling pound leads to higher prices in the shops.

    "Theresa May says she wants a Red, White and Blue Brexit, but there is nothing patriotic about sinking the pound.

    "People did not vote to leave the Single Market, increase prices and cause our currency to collapse.

    "Liberal Democrats will hold this Conservative Brexit Government to account and fight for Britain's place in the Single Market."

  • Article: Jan 17, 2017

    Commenting on Theresa May's speech in which she is set to announce a clean Brexit, Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron said:

    "This speech could have been written by Peter Bone, delivered by Nigel Farage and will no doubt be cheered on by Jeremy Corbyn.

    "You can call this Brexit clean, red, white and blue, or whatever you want. But this doesn't disguise the fact that it will be a destructive, Hard Brexit and the consequences will be felt by millions of people through higher prices, greater instability and rising fuel costs.

  • Stephen Cooksey
    Article: Jan 16, 2017

    A Liberal Democrat county councillor in Surrey has written to a government minister asking him to scrap Surrey County Council's unpopular charges for taking household waste to Community Recycling Centres (CRCs).

    Cllr Stephen Cooksey, Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Highways & Environment, has written to Marcus Jones, Minister for Local Government, as part of his long-running campaign against the charges. The unpopular fees were introduced by the Conservative-run County Council in September 2016 despite a consultation in which residents made clear their opposition to the charges and their fears that fly-tipping would increase across the county as a consequence.

  • Jeremy Corbyn (By YouTube/exadverso [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)
    Article: Jan 16, 2017

    Tim Farron, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, has responded to Jeremy Corbyn's speech on Brexit.

    Tim Farron said: "This confirms what we all suspected, that Jeremy Corbyn never had his heart in fighting to protect Britain's place in Europe.

    "He failed to pull a shift to keep us in the EU before the referendum and now he is helping Theresa May, Liam Fox and Boris Johnson yank us out of the single market.

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