Grammar schools and boundary review - Zoe's view

I've written in the Guildford Dragon about my views on the possible reintroduction of grammar schools by the Conservative government and the boundary view. You can read everything I said on their website, but here's what I said on grammar schools: Surrey is fortunate to have many fantastic school...

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Tories must reverse cut to school budgets - not open grammar schools

Responding to Theresa May's plans for a wave of new grammar schools, Tim Farron, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, said: "If the Conservatives care about our children's education they should reverse their cuts to school budgets. We need to improve all schools not just let some become grammars. Too...

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Increased risk of flytipping as 'Tory Tip Tax' is introduced

Liberal Democrat councillors are warning that the Conservative-run County Council's plans to charge the public for using Community Recycling Centres, as well as reducing their opening hours, could lead to even bigger increases in fly-tipping across Surrey. Recent figures show that fly-tipping acr...

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Lib Dems slam Tory Council's £1m raid on sick and disabled

Cllr Fiona White and Nick Markwick of the Surrey Coalition of Disabled People Liberal Democrat Councillors have condemned Conservative-run Surrey County Council for agreeing to hike adult social care charges by over £1m for disabled and vulnerable residents. The new charges, due to take effect f...

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Response to the referendum result

Today's result is a devastating one for all who believe that the UK is stronger as part of the European family.   Already today we have seen some of the Remain campaign's serious predictions in the event of Brexit happening: financial markets plummet, companies looking to move jobs away from the ...

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