Real incomes down

down income arrowFollowing news that wages fell behind inflation in February, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has said that the government can no longer deny that British workers are in the grip of a growing Brexit incomes squeeze.

Environment Minister slams Surrey Tories Tip Tax

P1000771 SMThis weekend, environment Minister Andrea Leadsom criticised the charges that have been introduced at the recycling centres here in Surrey. Her comments will form part of the Governments litter strategy that was finally published this morning.

Tories mismanagement slammed by independent report

cipfaIt has emerged that Conservative Run Surrey County Council supressed a damning assessment of the financial health of the Council conducted by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA). The report cost the council £25,000 and was commissioned in December, but was only released to councillors on March 21st, six weeks after the budget decision.

David Lee to stand for Caterham Valley and Whyteleafe

David Lee EU smCaterham Valley and Whyteleafe Liberal Democrats have unanimously selected Caterham Valley resident David Lee to stand in the upcoming County Council seat for the Caterham Valley and Whyteleafe Division. This seat is vacant as the sitting Tory is retiring.

Lib Dems call for Surrey CC leader to quit

tory tax bombshell 1Liberal Democrats on Surrey County Council have called for the Leader of the Council, Councillor David Hodge, to resign or face a motion of "No Confidence" following the release of emails last night which revealed he had written to the Prime Minister asking for more cash "so that Surrey will continue to be a heartland for the Conservatives". In another email he bemoaned the fact that the Conservative Government "ties my hands and fails to support...(the)...largest Conservative group in the UK".