News from the Mole Valley Lib Dems - working hard all year round
  • Cost of Living Crisis ()
    Article: Feb 7, 2022

    The UK is facing a cost of living crisis. A combination of Brexit, the pandemic, and Inflation is pushing prices up for everyone.

    Energy prices are set to rise dramatically and could push one in four UK households into 'fuel stress' - spending at least 10 per cent of their family budgets on energy bills.

    Inflation is at its highest rate for 30 years, food prices have seen their biggest rise since the crash in 2008 and the price of a tank of petrol increased by £12 in 2021.

    Yet while millions have been struggling, the Conservative Government has cut universal credit and hiked national insurance.

    The Conservatives are making it harder for people at this difficult time.

    Here's what we would do instead:

    Tax super-rich multi-national companies to make them pay their fair share.
    Invest in Green Homes and Green Energy to cut fuel bills and tackle fuel poverty.
    Make trade easier with Europe to tackle food shortages and cut prices.

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  • Article: Feb 4, 2022

    Submission of the Mole Valley Draft Local Plan to the Government Inspectorate - an important step for protecting our area and safeguarding our area against inappropriate and damaging development

    At a Special Council meeting on 3rd February. Mole Valley District Council decided to submit the latest Draft Local Plan to the Government's Planning Inspectorate.

  • Police
    Article: Feb 2, 2022

    Mole Valley District Council has updated its licensing policies to include additional safeguards in bars and clubs for anyone targeted in spiking and needle attacks. Bookham Councillor Elizabeth Daly, who took over as Chair of the Council's Licensing Committee last year, said:

    "As a former nursery worker, I am very aware of the dangers in licensed premises. We are of course dependent on action by the police and government restrictions, but protecting young people will remain one of our top priorities."

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    Article: Dec 17, 2021

    Congratulations from the Mole Valley team to our newest MP, Helen Morgan, who achieved a tremendous result in the North Shropshire by-election.

  • Article: Aug 24, 2021

    Mike Hebberd, who stood in the recent local elections as a Conservative candidate for Dorking North, has joined the Mole Valley Liberal Democrats.

    Mike who was only with the Conservatives for a short while said, "I realised quite early on that my values for local community matters matched the Liberal Democrats much more closely. Whilst the Conservatives are always knocking the Lib Dems about the Green Belt, it was misrepresentation really. It seemed to me that protecting the Green Belt whilst providing more affordable homes is more likely with the Lib Dems than the Conservatives. The local Lib Dem Councillors have also taken local action to mitigate climate change with lots of initiatives, such as electric vehicle charging points. They also seem to be a hard-working group, helping residents all year round. I was told on doorsteps, more than a few times that Conservatives only put in an appearance at election time."

  • Video watch ()
    Article: Jul 14, 2021

    You know how serious the threat of climate change is and the potential consequences for our planet if action is not taken. That's why it's vital that MP's back the UK's recent Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill, soon to be debated in Parliament.

    The Bill provides a framework of policies to reduce both the UK's entire emissions and its ecological footprint. There are three areas to the bill:

    • Tackling the climate emergency, restricting the rise in global temperature to 1.5°C. In the UK, we need to take into account all our emissions based on production and consumption including those goods manufactured abroad.
    • Reversing our ecological crises with strict targets so that nature is visibly and measurably on the path to recovery by 2030.
    • Making the transitions in a fair and sustainable way so vulnerable communities don't bear the brunt of the changes

  • David Draper, Cabinet Member for Leisure and Tourism at Ranmore BMX track ()
    Article: Jun 21, 2021

    As Liberal Democrats, we have pledged to be greener, fairer and more caring in the way we serve Mole Valley communities. This Lib Dem Council administration cares about community and understands the importance of listening when local residents express genuine concerns about issues that are important to them. During the course of the last few weeks, for example, there has been much discussion over the future of the Dorking BMX Track, with new and varying concerns coming to light from local people and users of the track. Consequently, we have decided to withdraw the current BMX report and recommendations from consideration by the Cabinet at its meeting on 22nd June. This will allow more time to explore all the views and discuss a future course of action on what is clearly an important issue to members of our community.

  • Stephen Cooksey Leader of Mole Valley Council ()
    Article: May 19, 2021

    This is quite a historic and welcome occasion - the first meeting in person of Councillors for over a year. I have certainly missed the interaction of debate and discussion between members which cannot be replicated in a virtual environment. I would like to thank our officers for making this possible - the establishment of a safe and secure meeting place was no easy task, but as with the elections, and the challenging circumstances that we have experienced over the past year or so, they have found and implemented a way forward and we are very grateful for the work that they have done.

  • PCC Podcast - Woking Lds
    Article: Apr 19, 2021

    The local election is fast approaching. Woking residents will go to the polls on May 6th to have their say on who represents their Borough, their County and as their Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC). But wait, what does the PCC do? What powers do they have?

    In this episode Liberal Democrat Candidate Dale Roberts explores the issues that will help you decide where to place your vote. He is joined by Lib Dem Cllrs Will Forster (Woking Borough Council and Surrey County Council) and Paul Kennedy (Mole Valley and standing for Surrey's PCC).