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local elections 2021

On Thursday 6th May voters across Surrey will have the chance to cast their votes and have their say in the local elections. In Guildford and Cranleigh you will be able to vote in two elections;

  1. The Police and Crime Commissioner Elections
  2. The Surrey County Council Elections

There are also Guildford Borough Council by-elections in the following wards:

  • Friary & St Nicolas (FSN)
  • Pirbright
  • Send

You can find out more about our candidates for the County and FSN elections, and our plan for Surrey County Council by clicking the links below.

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Guildford Liberal Democrats are not standing candidates in Pirbright or Send - click here to find out more.


  • Paul Kennedy with Lib Dem stake board
    Article: Apr 16, 2021

    Local Liberal Democrat Police and Crime Commissioner candidate Paul Kennedy is calling for a return to proper community policing, as half of all people say they never see police patrols in their local area.

    New analysis by the Liberal Democrats reveals that 32229 crimes reported to Surrey Police last year were closed without a suspect being identified - including 4419 burglaries, 1162 car thefts and 183 robberies.

  • Lib Dems for Basic Income
    Article: Apr 14, 2021

    Last night a motion proposed by Liberal Democrat councillors Steven Lee (Merrow Ward) and George Potter (Burpham Ward and candidate for Guildford East in the County elections) was passed overwhelmingly at Guildford Borough Council's full council meeting. The motion called on the government to trial Universal Basic Income (UBI) in Guildford.

  • Chris Botten
    Article: Apr 12, 2021

    Following publication of the list of candidates for this year's Surrey County Council elections, it has emerged that 25 out of 56 Conservative county councillors are stepping down - a dropout rate of 45%.

    The decision of so many Tory county councillors to leave office comes less than a year after the County Council was heavily criticised for wasting £250,000 on a failed bid to become a unitary authority by abolishing Surrey's borough and district councils. The County Council is widely regarded as an out-of-touch authority, which cannot get the basic services like repairing local roads and pavements right.

  • Angela 20mph graphic
    Article: Apr 10, 2021

    Rolling out 20mph speed limits in roads where people live, walk, cycle and play have come a long way across the UK. There are many areas that have already adopted it such as Bath & NE Somerset, Cheshire West & Chester, Oxford, Shipley and Whitchurch to name but a few, and the list is growing by the day. No wonder when the evidence as to the difference they can make in terms of road safety, individual's health and the climate.

  • Cait Taylor - FSN's next LD Cllr
    Article: Apr 8, 2021

    Guildford Lib Dems are delighted to announce that Friary & St Nicolas resident Cait Taylor will be standing as the Lib Dem candidate for the Friary & St Nicolas by-election that will take place on Thursday 6th May. The by-election was called as a result of popular and hardworking Lib Dem borough councillor Caroline Reeves standing down after 16 years.

  • Paul Kennedy NFU pledge
    Article: Apr 6, 2021

    Paul Kennedy, Liberal Democrat candidate for Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner, has taken the National Farmers Union pledge to make it a priority of Surrey Police to tackle rural crime and increase police visibility in rural areas.

    Paul said: "I have no hesitation in backing the NFU campaign. Rural communities and Liberal Democrat councillors across Surrey, especially in my own beautiful constituency of Mole Valley, have long campaigned for more visible policing.

  • Chris Botten
    Article: Mar 30, 2021

    The Lib Dem Group have called for a review into Surrey County Council's failed attempt to build an 'Eco Park' to process much of Surrey's household waste after it was revealed that the Council is in legal proceedings with the builder of the facility.

    At the Full Council meeting in March, the Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change announced that after "exhausting other options available, we have now entered legal proceedings with Suez to resolve our issues. We hope to bring this to a swift conclusion to allow us to move forward with the Eco park and resolve the matter."

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