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Guildford's LibDem candidate for MP

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We are committed to making our town and villages greener, fairer and thriving places to live and work in - not just for some parts of the borough, but for every neighbourhood and for everyone who lives and works here.

Following the local elections on Thursday 4th May 2023, the Liberal Democrats have 25 councillors and are the largest group on Guildford Borough Council. With this majority, we are officially the lead group on the council.

To view a full list of our councillors click here.

To read more about our plan for a greener, fairer and thriving future for all of Guildford Borough click here.

The newly elected LibDem councillors in May 2023

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Zöe Franklin is aiming to be Guildford's next LibDem MP.

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County's School Transport Contract Out of Control

Surrey County Council has inadequate information on the performance of the contract to provide school transport in Surrey; Surrey County Council's Corporate Management Select Committee has been informed. It was admitted that the contract to provide school transport was not set up in a way that allows the County Council to check whether what the contractors are doing is the most efficient and cost effective way of providing the service.

26 Jan 2004
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Tories' £26m Waste Hole

Auditors KPMG have warned in their annual audit inspection that £26 million, already given to the County Council for its waste disposal scheme, might have to be returned to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM). If this happened there would be extremely grave consequences for the Council's financial position. So at next Tuesday's meeting of Surrey County Council, Lib Dem County Councillor Tom Sharp will ask what steps the Tory administration are taking to ensure that the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister does not reclaim £26m already given to the County Council for its waste disposal scheme.

23 Jan 2004
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Tories Should Use Extra Money to Keep Council Tax Down

The Chancellor of the Exchequer announced on the 10th of December a £340 million increase in this year's provisional grant for county councils, of which Surrey's share is £7.3 million, according to the Council's figures. The Leader of the Liberal Democrats on Surrey County Council, Cllr Janet Maines says: "This is good news for Surrey residents who have been hit hard by Conservative Council Tax rises. The Liberal Democrats will put pressure on the Conservative Administration on Surrey County Council to use this money to keep Council Tax as low as possible, while making sure local services are protected. The Liberal Democrats have also recommended to the Conservative administration that they should put some funding into preventative measures that would keep the budget under control for future years."

16 Dec 2003
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