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  • QEP visit
    Article: May 5, 2021

    Liberal Democrat Paul Kennedy is the only Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner candidate who has responded to concerns about antisocial behaviour - from residents in the Queen Elizabeth Park estate in North Guildford - by actually visiting the area and talking to local residents.

    Paul was accompanied by the local Lib Dem team in North Guildford, including Guildford Borough Council's Lead Councillor for Community Julia McShane, who have agreed to address the concerns with the local police, councils and local businesses, housing associations and community groups, and to raise the issues at a local Joint Action Group meeting.

  • Paul Kennedy with Lib Dem stake board
    Article: Apr 23, 2021

    Paul Kennedy, Liberal Democrat candidate for Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner, has challenged the Conservative candidate's claims that her links with Conservative Ministers will somehow deliver more police funding for Surrey. Experience shows that Ministers just take Surrey Conservatives for granted, preferring to channel extra funding to "red wall" seats in the North.

  • Chris Botten
    Article: Apr 21, 2021

    The Lib Dems have called for an ambitious package of £48 billion for local authorities to tackle the climate emergency, of which an extra £140 million would be invested directly in our local community in Surrey.

    This new funding would go directly to Surrey County Council to fund green infrastructure, and improve the local environment.

  • Paul Kennedy with Lib Dem stake board
    Article: Apr 16, 2021

    Local Liberal Democrat Police and Crime Commissioner candidate Paul Kennedy is calling for a return to proper community policing, as half of all people say they never see police patrols in their local area.

    New analysis by the Liberal Democrats reveals that 32229 crimes reported to Surrey Police last year were closed without a suspect being identified - including 4419 burglaries, 1162 car thefts and 183 robberies.

  • Chris Botten
    Article: Apr 12, 2021

    Following publication of the list of candidates for this year's Surrey County Council elections, it has emerged that 25 out of 56 Conservative county councillors are stepping down - a dropout rate of 45%.

    The decision of so many Tory county councillors to leave office comes less than a year after the County Council was heavily criticised for wasting £250,000 on a failed bid to become a unitary authority by abolishing Surrey's borough and district councils. The County Council is widely regarded as an out-of-touch authority, which cannot get the basic services like repairing local roads and pavements right.