Jan 31st : A Chance To Show Surrey Tories Just What We Think Of Them

Surrey County HallDavid Hodge, county councillor for Warlingham Division (which includes Chelsham, Farleigh, Tatsfield, and Woldingham as well as Warlingham), has resigned.

Local Plan U-Turn. Conservatives force high rises into towns and villages

P1010814 smThe Tandridge Conservative administration have u-turned on the local plan removing important protection from over-development and increased density in towns and villages.

This is a Dark Age. And even the best of us can only light candles

Surrey County HallLib Dem County Council group Leader Chis Botten has just published his latest blog, covering his work as a County and District Councillor. It looks at the impact of funding cuts and is called:

"This is a Dark Age. And even the best of us can only light candles."

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Chris Botten: A Little Humility is required. Surrey's damning OFSTED report

ChrisChris Botten, Lib Dem Leader of the Opposition at Surrey Councty Council descibes Surrey Children’s Services as " a long history of failure."

Tandridge Election Results 2018

libdem stakeThe high visibility of the hard-working Lib Dem candidates in the north of the district paid dividends with three gains from Tories in Westway, Whyteleafe and Queens Park. Working all year round for their communities secured some significant majorities.

John Orrick (Queens Park) returns to the District Council having represented Caterham Hill on Surrey County Council for eight years until 2017. John secured 58.7% of the vote with a swing of 18.8% from the Conservatives.

After moving away from the district in 2009, due to work committments, former Whyteleafe councillor Jeffrey Gray was welcomed back by the village with 46.5% of the vote, ousting Tory Sakina Bradbury with a swing of 12.2%.

In Westway, traditionally a three-way marginal ward, George Dennis joined recent by-election winner Lib Dem Helen Rujbally with a swing of 8.4% from the Tories, securing 42.4% of the vote.

The Lib Dems were only defending one of the 14 seats in this election, which Simon Morrow successfully achieved in Warlingham East, Chelsham & Farleigh ward with a 2.6% increase of his majority.

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