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The County elections are on 6 May 2021 - apply for a postal vote by downloading the form here.

These are our candidates and you can read our literature here and follow us on Facebook here.

Epsom & Ewell LibDem candidates for the May 2021 Surrey County Council elections

The Epsom & Ewell Liberal Democrats are local residents who work to promote a fair, free and open society. We raise our funds without any subsidy from governments, unions or businesses.

We believe that governments and councils should provide the services people need, without imposing unnecessary limits or needlessly restricting individual freedoms. If you agree with this, help us to change Britain's future for good by joining the Liberal Democrats.

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  • Paul Kennedy outside Guildford Police Station
    Article: Mar 9, 2021

    Cllr Paul Kennedy, the Liberal Democrat candidate for Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner, is calling on Priti Patel not to impose centralised crime targets on local police forces, warning it "would be a grave mistake" that "risks seriously undermining" police officers.

    In a letter to the Home Secretary, Paul Kennedy, alongside the party's Home Affairs Spokesperson Alistair Carmichael and 26 other candidates for Mayor or Police and Crime Commissioner, writes that "the police need to be responsive and accountable to their local communities, not micromanaged by Ministers in Whitehall."

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  • Article: Mar 6, 2021

    Dear friends, welcome to our latest Update covering material since our last one on 19 February.

    Local COVID updates:

    • The NHS-run vaccination programme continues to go well, with this infographic showing the progress being made locally.
    • In-line with other universities, UCA is planning on re-starting tuition over the next few weeks with a detailed programme of testing in place.
    • The Council is starting to plan for a gradual reopening of services, but we will press for decisions to be based on data will be more important than arbitrary dates.
  • Paul Kennedy outside Guildford Police Station
    Article: Mar 3, 2021

    An estimated 1,647 care home residents - 17% of Surrey's care home population - have tested positive for COVID-19 since the Government lifted the last national lockdown on 2 December 2020.

    This distressing information came in response to a public question - to Surrey County Council's Adults and Health Select Committee - from Cllr Paul Kennedy, Liberal Democrat Candidate for Surrey's Police and Crime Commissioner, and Mole Valley District Councillor for Fetcham West.

  • Dene Street
    Article: Feb 24, 2021

    At the Cabinet meeting of Surrey County Council on 23 Feb a decision on the future use of what used to be the Adult Education Centre in Dene Street, Dorking has finally been made - again!

    The building is one of a number of vacant properties belonging to the County Council that have been left empty and unused for over 10 years. Over that period there have been a number of suggestions as to how it could be put to use, including as a community facility, but all proposals were rejected by the Council. Just three years ago planning permission was granted for it to be converted into flats, but this project was also abandoned.

  • Article: Feb 19, 2021

    Dear friends, welcome to our latest Update. This differs from our last one of 5 February as it concentrates on the Borough Council's budget passed at full Council on Tuesday 16 February, and how this impacts your overall Council Tax for 2021/22.

    Our "useful COVID links" are still at the bottom of this Update, but we have included fewer other COVID-related news. However the gridlock up at the Downs this evening, apparently caused by a hoax Social Media post about vaccinations being available, shows the need to be sensible and use the reliable sources below rather than rumour.

  • Document: Feb 17, 2021
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    Transcript of speech given in response to the RA's budget. Actual papers for the meeting can be found on the EEBC website here.

  • Chris Botten
    Article: Feb 10, 2021

    Lib Dems at Surrey County Council set out its proposal for a £26m (over 5 years) Road Safety Fund last week. Led by Group Leader Chris Botten, Lib Dem councillors had put together the alternative budget plan in response to the growing number of requests from the public to their Local or Joint Committees, for improvements to junctions, reductions in speed limits or the introduction of other road safety measures. These together with other outstanding local highway schemes amount to around £50m.

  • eebc wards
    Article: Feb 9, 2021

    An electoral review takes place every so often to make sure that electoral equality is achieved and Councillors represent roughly the same number of electors. The last review of Epsom & Ewell was over 20 years ago. The Borough Council makes recommendations based on criteria set by the Boundary Commission, and then embarks upon a public consultation after which there can be changes before final approval by the Commission. Numbers of electors in each ward or area have to include current occupancy plus estimates some five years forward. So the final numbers include things like known development, land availability and housing targets. The number of wards can change, as can the number of councillors which represent them. Ward boundaries themselves might need to be adjusted and the names of them can change. The process has just begun in Epsom & Ewell but it will be a couple of years before any changes actually happen.

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