Chris Botten's blog
Tandridge Lib Dem Leader and County Coucillor Chris Botten has just published the latest episode of my blog. He says, "I consider the need for moral leadership in politics and the impact of the lack of it. It is called "Character Matters"
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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.
Helen will be focusing on the Local Plan making sure there are enough homes built for the 1400 families on Tandridge’s waiting list and the hundreds of local young people who cannot afford to buy houses locally. But at the same time not putting more stress on our infrastructure and protecting local green spaces.
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.”
Hardworking Helen is really concerned about Parking issues in Caterham Hill.