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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 outside Guildford Police Station
    Article: Mar 29, 2021

    Cllr Paul Kennedy, Liberal Democrat PCC for Surrey welcomed the comments in the Guardian of Martin Hewitt, the Chair of the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) in recognising that the police's legitimacy is so low in black communities it is damaging the effectiveness of law enforcement.

    Paul Kennedy said the start of solving any problem was to recognise what it was:

  • Article: Mar 25, 2021

    The Liberal Democrats and the Green Party have announced they will be standing aside for each other in this May's local elections in Guildford borough.

    The Liberal Democrats will be standing candidates in nine of the ten county council divisions in Guildford borough and the Greens will be standing a candidate in the remaining division. Details of the Liberal Democrat candidates have already been announced.

  • PCC Podcast - Woking Lds
    Article: Mar 24, 2021

    The local election is fast approaching. Woking residents will go to the polls on May 6th to have their say on who represents their Borough, their County and as their Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC). But wait, what does the PCC do? What powers do they have?

    In this episode Liberal Democrat Candidate Dale Roberts explores the issues that will help you decide where to place your vote. He is joined by Lib Dem Cllrs Will Forster (Woking Borough Council and Surrey County Council) and Paul Kennedy (Mole Valley and standing for Surrey's PCC).

  • Article: Mar 23, 2021

    Following pressure from Lib Dem Councillors, Surrey County Council and Surrey Police will now review having street lights turned off across the county.

    In an attempt to save £210,000 a year, the County Council adopted a 'Part Night Lighting Policy' for street lights in 2016, which involved switching off the majority of lights between midnight and 5 am. This decision was always controversial, but has come under added scrutiny following the tragic death of Sarah Everard and increased focus on women's safety.

  • 20 mph
    Article: Mar 22, 2021

    Paul Kennedy, Liberal Democrat candidate for Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner, has secured a commitment at today's Police and Crime Panel meeting from the current PCC David Munro to raise the issue of 20 mph areas with Surrey County Council and Surrey Police.

    The Lib Dems and many local people across Surrey want to see more 20 mph areas outside schools and in residential areas to improve road safety and encourage sustainable travel like walking and cycling. However, both Surrey County Council and Surrey Police have often opposed such initiatives despite 20 mph schemes being successful and popular elsewhere in the country.

  • Chris Botten Large
    Article: Mar 17, 2021

    The Lib Dems called on Surrey County Council to support EU citizens living locally and lobby the Government to grant EU citizens the automatic right to stay in the UK.

    During this week's Full Council meeting, Councillor Chris Botten and the Lib Dems tabled a motion after new Home Office figures reveal that 4800 people in Surrey are still waiting for a decision on their 'Settled Status' application.

  • Article: Mar 17, 2021

    Surrey County Council unanimously agreed a motion from the Lib Dems today which would see the Council look at holding meetings remotely after lockdown has finished.

    The County Council hopes virtual meetings will save taxpayers money and reduce its environmental impact, as well as encourage more working age people and those with caring responsibilities to become Councillors.

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