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  • Article: Mar 19, 2020

    Below is an update on COVID-19, including latest guidance, how you can help locally, financial support announced so far, and information on getting UK nationals abroad back home safely.

    The Liberal Democrat parliamentary team is working hard for their own residents and residents across the country, including raising questions with government ministers over issues that have not yet been answered. I am grateful to them, and the Lib Dem team on Guildford Borough Council, for the work they are doing which has enabled me to put the following update together.

    If you have questions that I can assist with or pass on to my Lib Dem MP colleagues please get in touch by emailing me via

    Take care and please share this information to help others who may need it.

    Zöe Franklin
    Parliamentary Spokesperson for Guildford, Cranleigh and our Village

  • Paul Kennedy with Lib Dem stake board
    Article: Mar 11, 2020

    The Lib Dems have selected a candidate to bring back community policing, tackle drugs and get a fairer deal for Surrey.

    They are delighted to announce that Councillor Paul Kennedy has been selected as their candidate to be Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner in the election on 7th May 2020.

    Paul Kennedy is a former barrister, accountant and actuary with over 30 years leadership experience working in both private and public sectors. Paul is hardworking and popular Mole Valley District Councillor, representing Fetcham West ward. He has previously overseen a number of professional and public bodies on behalf of the public, and is offering a fresh approach to policing in Surrey.

  • Will Foster with train
    Article: Mar 3, 2020

    The Lib Dems have revealed there were 89 incidents involving offensive weapons on trains or at rail stations in Surrey since 2017. Guildford, Redhill and Woking each were home to 9 such incidents.

    Lib Dem Home Affairs Spokesperson Christine Jardine MP has said the new figures "show the utter failure of Tory Ministers to keep people safe from crimes involving offensive weapons, especially knives."

  • Cllr Julia McShane at opening of Guildford's new community fridge
    Article: Feb 25, 2020
    By Julia McShane

    Written by Cllr Julia McShane. Lib Dem Councillor for Westborough and Lead Councillor for Community Health, Wellbeing and Support on Guildford Borough Council

    How many times have you bought something from the supermarket as part of a special offer only to throw it away a few days later because it went out of date before you could use it? I know I have, and I think we are all becoming more aware of the price of that waste both in terms of the financial cost and the cost to our environment.

  • Article: Feb 12, 2020

    Guildford Liberal Democrats have hailed Guildford Borough Council's new budget as a 'good start' on delivering the promises to the residents of the borough.

    Although no party won an overall majority at the Guildford Borough Council elections in May 2019, the council has achieved a great deal in this first year by working cross-party. With Lib Dem councillor Caroline Reeves as Council Leader, the current ten-member Executive includes eight Lib Dems and two members from R4GV (Residents for Guildford and the Villages).

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