sam gyimah and jo swinson

Hear from our newest MP, Sam Gyimah, on why he has joined the Liberal Democrats

Last week, I and twenty brave colleagues took the ultimate step of defying the Conservative whip to make crashing out on October 31st illegal. In an unprecedented move, Boris Johnson withdrew the whip from us all.

I won’t be seeking to get it back. It is with great sadness that I’ve come to realise the Conservative Party is no longer the party I joined more than twenty years ago.

Council Chamber

Tandridge District Council's Strategy and Resources meeting conducted a debate concerning the labelling of councillors as being part of political group who don’t want to be called a group.

Some independent councillors in the south of the Tandridge district do not want the public to know that they have joined a political group at Tandridge council. Political groups enable councillors to secure positions on committees.


An open letter from Tandridge Liberal Democrats to the other parties setting out their programme for the coming Civic Year after the election led to no overall control.

Dear Fellow Tandridge Residents

After last Thursday’s local elections, the Liberal Democrat group is pleased to welcome its new councillors and as a group is the largest it has been in more than a decade.

Cllr Dorinda Cooper

Local Liberal Democrats welcome the announcement of the purchase of Quadrant House in Caterham Valley by Tandridge District Council

Cllr Dorinda Cooper, District Councillor for Caterham Valley says, "I’m pleased the Council has listened to your Valley councillors. Caterham Valley needs to retain office space to have a vibrant town centre. I am glad Quadrant House won’t be turned into flats but be kept as a place for local people to work.

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