Nationwide: Lib Dem clean sweep with four out of four by-election wins
Four council by-elections were contested across England on the same night as Caterham Hill. They came with the neat simplicity of one defence each for Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats and UKIP. A neat simplicity of results too: all won by the Liberal Democrats in the party’s best council by-election night for a long time.
We are very sad to announce the death of former Councillor David Gosling who served the Westway Ward as a District and Parish Councillor between 2008 and 2016.
He was a great servant of the Ward and a fine Councillor. He died prematurely of a heart attack at 47, and we miss him very much.
Helen Rujbally wins Westway By-election
Last night Helen Rujbally won a decisive victory in the Westway by-election for the Liberal Democrats, called following the resignation of popular Caterham councillor Caroline Warner.
Helen won both the District and Parish council seats that she contested, winning the District Council seat with over 50% of the vote, and beating local Conservative Councillor Eithne Webster to win the Parish Council seat.
Street Lights CUT - Support for Elderly CUT - Recycling Centres CUT
But Surrey Tories grant £400k to Guildford Art Gallery
There was outrage last week as the Tory administration of Surrey County Council gave a grant of £400,000 to an art gallery in Guildford that has £37million in the bank!
Hardworking Helen says, “Surrey needs to save money - we understand this. But to cut vital services like streetlights, opening hours of recycling centres and important support for the elderly whilst giving money away to profitable organisations is stupid.”
Delays to EU Withdrawal Bill make Southern Rail look punctual
Responding to reports the EU Withdrawal Bill will be delayed again, Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake said:
“The delays to this Bill make Southern Rail look punctual.