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  • Boy and girl standing side by side carrying back packs and wearing face masks (Kelly Sikkema @unsplash.com)
    Article: May 25, 2022

    Lib Dem councillors have highlighted the experience of Ukrainian school-age children who have arrived to live with their hosts in Surrey under the Government's Homes for Ukraine Scheme but are still waiting to secure a place at a local school.

    Lance Spencer (Goldsworth East and Horsell Village) raised the issue at this week's Council meeting citing the example of a child who had recently arrived in the area but had been unsuccessful in their application to a school just 200 metres from the host family's home.

  • Black silhouette image of hand posting slip into ballot box
    Article: May 18, 2022

    Lib Dem borough and district councillors had an election to remember earlier this month when residents in those Surrey areas which hold elections in thirds, went to the polls on 5th May.

    Elmbridge

    Lib Dems in Elmbridge successfully held onto three seats and gained 4 of the 6 seats lost by the Tories. Many of the wards holding elections were part of Dominic Raab's parliamentary seat which has already been identified as being 'under threat'. These successes are continued evidence that an upset could be on the cards in the next general election.

  • Police Car parked across road
    Article: May 3, 2022

    The Liberal Democrats have slammed the Conservative Government for being soft on crime, as they reveal that 83.8% of burglaries in Surrey went unsolved by the police last year.

    Analysis by the Liberal Democrats of new Home Office figures show that 3265 burglary cases were closed by Surrey in 2021, but in 2735 of them no suspect was identified. That equates to 53 unsolved local burglaries every week.

  • Lance Spencer and others at bus stop
    Article: Apr 8, 2022

    Surrey County Council's plans for a greener future took a major step backwards when it failed to get any financial support from the government for its Bus Service Improvement Plan.

    Boris Johnson announced funding for his Bus Back Better scheme in March 2021 with £3 billion available to help transform bus services across England.

  • Hands with mittens holding a white cup of coffee - Alex Padurariu @unsplash.com ()
    Article: Apr 8, 2022

    Families in Surrey are paying over £240m more a year for their energy bills because they are living in poorly insulated homes, research by the Liberal Democrats has revealed.

    Surrey Liberal Democrats are demanding that the government urgently invest in fixing leaky homes in the area and cutting people's energy bills in the long term.
    The analysis shows almost 350,000 households in Surrey have received poor energy efficiency ratings (EPC Bands D-G), making up between 57% (Mole Valley) and 71% (Reigate) of homes in the county. It comes despite a government target to upgrade all homes to Band C by 2035.