Demanding Better for Guildford and the Villages

  • Scales of Justice
    Article: Sep 24, 2019
    Following today's Supreme Court ruling that Boris Johnson's suspension of Parliament for five weeks was unlawful, Parliamentary Candidate for GUildford, Cranleigh and our Villages Zöe Franklin commented:
    "The Supreme Court's decision has proven Boris Johnson, once again, to be unfit to be Prime Minister of our country.
  • Surgeons in operating theatre
    Article: Sep 23, 2019
    By Zoe Franklin

    While listening to the people of Guildford and Cranleigh, on the doorstep and on the High Street, over the past three years there are two topics that come up without fail - Brexit and the NHS.

    Our health and social health services are at a crisis point in the UK. They have been at that point for years now and it is a credit to our brilliant healthcare workers that our NHS has continued to take care of millions of us every year. However, the UK's healthcare provisions are getting less reliable every year. Waiting times have increased, staff feel undervalued and patient care is suffering. Our social care is severely underfunded and we are failing our elderly population. Our mental health services are severely underfunded and we are failing those we need to support.

  • Climate Changes
    Article: Sep 18, 2019
    By Zoe Franklin

    The climate crisis is real and we must act now to ensure planet earth and our long term survival. I am therefore delighted that Liberal Democrat Conference this weekend passed an ambitious strategy to reach net zero 2045.

    We know that hitting this target needs everyone - communities, businesses, and all levels of government - to come together to achieve it. The Liberal Democrat's will:

  • Article: Sep 4, 2019

    Last night the Liberal Democrats and MPs from across the House of Commons defeated the government by a majority of 27 to take control of the parliamentary order paper and begin a process of preventing a deeply damaging No Deal Brexit under the Conservative government.

    This came after a single Tory MP defection to the Liberal Democrats caused the government to lose its majority in parliament and marked the beginning of a defining moment in the Brexit debacle.

  • Article: Aug 29, 2019

    Yesterday the Queen agreed Boris Johnson's demand to suspend Parliament and thereby deny democratic debate at one of the most critical times in our country's history.

    Zöe Franklin, Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Guildford, responded:

    "Shutting Parliament to force through a No Deal Brexit is an absolutely unacceptable course of action that I and the Liberal Democrats strongly oppose. This action shows that Boris Johnson and the Conservative government have no respect for the people of the UK, the sovereignty of parliament or the democracy they claim to serve.

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