Lib Dems hail ‘clear mandate for change’

THE leader of Woking Borough Council’s Liberal Democrats has hailed last week’s landslide victory in the local elections as “a clear mandate for change”. As she surveyed a council under majority Lib... Read more »

Bid for 20mph default speed limit outside schools fails to win support

A BID to make 20mph the default speed for roads outside schools, busy pedestrian streets and residential areas in Surrey has failed to gain enough support to be taken up by the... Read more »

Call for a county-wide lower speed limit

THE Liberal Democrats are challenging Surrey County Council to make 20mph the default speed limit for roads outside schools, residential areas and streets that are busy with pedestrians. Their party wants to... Read more »

Man who led campaign against stadium development to stand for council

THE chairman of the residents’ group that helped to defeat plans to build more than 1,000 high-rise flats next to a new 9,000-seat Woking Football Club stadium is to stand for election... Read more »

Changes to shape of local government must involve local people say Lib Dems

LOCAL people must be involved in the reshaping of local government in Surrey, say Woking Liberal Democrats. Surrey County Council’s proposals for one unitary authority to govern the county, scrapping 11 borough... Read more »

Lib-Dems reject seats on Woking council executive

THE Liberal Democrats have turned down an offer from Woking’s ruling Conservatives to have seats on the borough council’s executive. Council leader David Bittleston invited two opposition councillors to join the committee... Read more »

Former mayor selected as Lib Dem MP candidate

THE first shots have been fired in a possible short but intense general election campaign in Woking with the selection of Will Forster, the former Mayor, as the Liberal Democrat prospective candidate... Read more »

Council leader survives motion of no confidence

DAVID Bittleston has survived as leader of Woking Borough Council despite losing a motion of no confidence amid an angry exchange of words between the ruling Conservatives and opposition groups. The council... Read more »

Local Conservative councillor defects

A LEADING Conservative Woking borough councillor has joined the Liberal Democrats, less than a month before crucial local elections. Graham Chrystie, who has represented Pyrford for eight years, accused David Bittleston, the... Read more »