Join us for an evening of gin tasting and conversation with Lib Dem Chief Whip Wendy Chamberlain - a great opportunity to try new gin and help raise the funds we need to win!
Wendy is a fun and engaging speaker who is also a gin enthusiast - it will be an excellent evening, so please do come along with a friend. It will be at Trinity Church Centre, High Street, GU1 3RR on Thursday 21st July at 7pm.
Lib Dem Councillors have called the Conservative-run Surrey County Council's plans to axe area committees as one that 'undermines local democracy and reduce the local people's voice in Council decisions.'
Local and Joint Committees have been the mainstay of local democracy in Surrey over the last 20 years, providing a forum for county councillors to join with their counterparts from the district/borough councils to discuss issues and make decisions on local county council spending. Members of the public participated in the meetings by bringing petitions and asking questions about council services.
Zöe Franklin, Liberal Democrat candidate for Guildford constituency, has declared the next election is a clear choice between Boris Johnson's Conservatives or a local Liberal Democrat champion as the Conservative vote continues to crumble across the country.
The local Liberal Democrats have said the Conservatives are on the brink of losing Guildford constituency following the historic by-election result which saw the people of Tiverton and Honiton elect a Liberal Democrat MP with a majority of over 6,000.
This week we are due to see the first of possibly many rail strikes that will take place across the country over the summer. The government seems to blame everyone else instead of taking responsibility and trying to find a solution.
We have already seen travel disruption at airports as flights have been cancelled, and now commuters will struggle to get to work, and holidaymakers will have their plans disrupted yet again.
The Liberal Democrats have criticised Michael Gove for giving the go ahead to gas drilling in Surrey.
In a decision published yesterday, the Conservative government announced it will grant planning permission to explore for gas in Dunsfold, by the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). It comes despite concerns raised by the local community and environmental campaigners about the damage the drilling could do to the countryside and the UK's climate ambitions.
Responding to the news that Michael Gove's Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Community has overturned the refusal of UK Oil and Gas' (UKOG) application to undertake exploratory drilling for gas and oil (fracking) near Dunsfold, Guildford and Waverley Liberal Democrats Parliamentary Candidates Zöe Franklin and Paul Follows have issued the following joint statement:
The government has slashed funding for free school meals for 4-7-year-olds in Surrey by £940,756.00 in real terms, shocking new figures uncovered by the Liberal Democrats have revealed.
The party said it is another example of the Conservatives "short-changing our children."
Universal Infant Free School Meals were introduced by the Liberal Democrats, to provide free school meals to all pupils in reception, Year 1 and Year 2. However, since the policy was introduced seven years ago, the Conservatives have increased funding per pupil by just 4 pence, from £2.30 to £2.34, or an increase of 1.7%.
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