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Following a flurry of elections on 6 May, the Conservatives are no longer the largest party on Tandridge District Council.

The loss of seats in the south of the district means the Oxted & Limpsfield Residents Group (OLRG) and their alliance of independents are the largest political group with sixteen councillors. The Tories now have fourteen and the Liberal Democrats have nine. The Conservative group has shrunk from 29 councillors in 2000.

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After 21 years of Conservative rule... it's time for change.

Tandridge District Council has been run by a Conservative administration since 2000. They have run out of steam, lost any sense of direction, run down key departments, especially Planning, and came close to bankruptcy last summer.

The Liberal Democrats have driven forward the building of council homes for local people, the development of Quadrant House in Caterham - supporting local business and employment and worked hard to secure proper parking enforcement. They successfully declared a Climate Emergency and action plan.

Prince Philip

Statement from Ed Davey, Leader of the Liberal Democrats

“Prince Philip dedicated his life to our country. We will always be grateful for his amazing service, not least the powerful legacy he leaves to millions of young people who have taken part in his unique Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme.

“His quiet and steadfast counsel and support of The Queen, is perhaps his greatest if unquantifiable contribution to our nation’s history.

“At this sad time for millions, we should never forget Prince Philip was a much-loved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. So our thoughts must be with the whole Royal Family, but in particular with The Queen at this difficult time.”

Vote Lib Dem

The Liberal Democrats have launched their campaign for the local elections in England on 6 May.

Vote Liberal Democrat on 6 May and you’ll get a local champion who will get things done in your community. You’ll get a cleaner, greener neighbourhood where recovery comes first and local people are listened to.

Here are 3 reasons why we need more Liberal Democrat Councillors this May:

Sutton Liberal Democrat councillors

Hear from Ruth Dombey, leader of Liberal Democrat-run Sutton Council, where Liberal Democrats have been running the council for 35 years.

All over the country, there are hundreds of thousands of people living in areas where Liberal Democrats are running the council and are in charge of public money and budgets of more than £2bn.

From Cumbria to Cornwall, from York to Eastbourne, to Bath to Bedford. In Oxfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Surrey, in Devon and the Midlands, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Hampshire and London, and many many more places as well.

Cllr Alun Jones at Quadrant House

Liberal Democrat Councillors welcome long overdue investment in Quadrant House

Last week Tandridge District Council submitted proposals to upgrade Quadrant House in Caterham Valley. The plans form part of a £4.9m investment from Coast to Capital local enterprise partnership to support economic growth and development in Caterham Valley. The proposals include a complete revamp to the outside of the building, signage update, the addition of a roof terrace with landscaping, and the introduction of a living wall.

Surrey Lib Dem News

All updates from Surrey County Council Lib Dems