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The Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community, and in which no-one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity.

Joe Crome wins in Leatherhead North by-election

Joe after count

Bridget Kendrick congratulates Joe after the result was announced

Residents of Leatherhead North gave Joe Crome and the Liberal Democrats a massive endorsement at the by-election on June 30th. In a ward with a long record of close results, Joe secured over 55% of the total votes and was returned with a majority of over 500. Joe ran a positive campaign based on his life-long links to the area and his proven commitment to the local community.

The result means that the Lib Dems now have 13 members on Mole Valley District Council and reduces the Conservative majority there to three.

Fulldetails of the result.

Recent updates

  • Paul RAj Bookham Library
    Article: Aug 29, 2016

    Bookham and Fetcham West Liberal Democrats have launched a campaign to persuade Surrey County Council to reverse a decision to close Bookham Library from 1 to 2pm during weekdays, following complaints from local residents.

    The changes, which were announced in the middle of August, take effect from Monday 5 September, and will result in the closure of vital lunchtime literacy classes.

  • Paul RAj Bookham Library
    Petition: Aug 29, 2016

    Petition to: Surrey County Council

    Bookham Library is a vital and much-loved facility serving our local community, especially the young, elderly and those with learning difficulties. We call on the Council to reverse its short-sighted decision to close the Library at lunchtimes, and to work with community groups to maximise the Library's revenue and contribution to Bookham life.

  • Clayton on scooter
    Article: Aug 27, 2016

    Lib Dem District Councillors Claire Malcomson and Clayton Wellman have recently become involved in trying to remedy some of the challenges faced by the elderly or infirm in accessing local services. Specifically they have been looking at how to help residents affected by the clorure of the Hampstead Road Alzheimer's Cemtre and the problems using mobility scooters on many of our pavements.

  • Stephen Cooksey - mugshot
    Article: Aug 1, 2016

    In response to a question at the July County Council meeting from Stephen Cooksey, Surrey County Council was informed that it was planning permanently to turn off 45,000 street lamps from Midnight to 5.00am. The first phase of 33,000 lights is scheduled for 1st October and the second, of 12,000 lights, for December or January. Currently lists of the affected residential areas are unavailable but we are promised that they will made available to Councillors in August and published for residents in September.

  • Prospective Lib Dem MP for Mole Valley Paul Kennedy
    Article: Aug 1, 2016

    Paul Kennedy has been re-selected as the Liberal Democrat candidate for Mole Valley constituency, comprising the whole of Mole Valley District excluding Ashtead plus the five Eastern wards of Guildford Borough (Effingham, Lovelace,

    Send, Tillingbourne, Horsleys and Clandons). The Liberal Democrats are now ready for a general election, having selected candidates in key seats such as Mole Valley where they are the main challengers to the Conservatives.

  • Joe after count
    Article: Jul 1, 2016

    Joe Crome was declared the new Lib Dem councillor for Leatherhead North winning the seat from the Conservatives. He joins Bridget Kendrick who was elected for the same ward in May. The result means the Liberal Democrats now have 13 councillors at Mole Valley and reduces the Conservatives overall majority to three.

  • Joe at NLCC
    Article: May 26, 2016

    Joe Crome has been selected as the Lib Dem candidate for the forthcoming by-election in Leatherhead North. Joe was educated at Therfield School and lives in the ward with his wife and twin baby daughters. He manages a local charity and is passionate about helping young people get a better start in life. Recently, he has also been serving on the interim committee managing the improvements at the North Leatherhead Community Centre.

  • A24
    Petition: May 17, 2016

    The A24 Leatherhead By-Pass between the Beaverbrook and Givons Grove Roundabouts was surfaced with proprietary road material in 2006 which resulted in the lowest possible levels of noise pollution from traffic using the road. The By-Pass was then surface dressed to prolong the life of the road surface in Summer 2015 with large stones implanted in the surface dressing, a road surface which results in some of the highest levels of noise pollution from traffic using the road.

  • Stephen Cooksey - mugshot
    Article: Apr 16, 2016

    The Liberal Democrats have launched their campaign for the 2016 elections for Mole Valley District Council under the theme of Building a Caring Community. Ten Liberal Democrat candidates are standing for seats in Bookham, Fetcham, Leatherhead, Dorking, Westcott and The Holmwoods.

    The Liberal Democrat programme includes a carefully-considered set of policies covering all aspects of the District Council's activities.

  • PK at NCA
    Article: Mar 22, 2016

    Paul Kennedy, the Liberal Democrat candidate for Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner, has set himself a target of increasing the number of Special Constables in Surrey to 500 by 2020 as part of his campaign to bring back community policing. He has challenged other PCC candidates to do the same.

    Paul Kennedy said: "One of the most striking police cuts in Surrey we haven't heard about over the past four years of 'zero tolerance policing' has been the 63% reduction in the number of Special Constables from 345 in 2012 to just 130 this year. If elected I'm determined to reverse that to bring back real community policing in our county.