tim faron croppedCommenting on reports that the number of plastic bags found on the seabed has fallen following the introduction of a charge for carrier bags, Liberal Democrat Environment spokesperson Tim Farron said:

"The 5p charge on carrier bags was introduced by Liberal Democrats in government in the face of Conservative opposition.

ed davey croppedResponding to Amber Rudd's statement on increases in violent crime, Liberal Democrat Home Affairs spokesperson Ed Davey said:

"It’s nonsense on stilts for the Home Secretary to argue lower police numbers don’t matter in the fight against serious crime and she knows it.

simonAt a heated full council meeting at the Tandridge Council offices last night, the Liberal Democrat group abstained on the vote for the 2018 proposed budget where it was agreed to increase the Council Tax by 2.99%. The Liberal Democrats agreed with the level of spending and council tax increase given the extremely difficult financial circumstances confronting the Council but disagreed with some of the ways in which the Tories propose to spend the money available.