Surrey Liberal Democrats have unveiled a full slate of 81 candidates across every division in Surrey to take on the Conservative-administration at County Hall in May's elections - the only opposition party to do so.
Cllr Hazel Watson, Leader of the Liberal Democrats on Surrey County Council, said today:
"I am delighted that we are fielding such a strong set of candidates for the County Council elections in May. We need a fresh start in Surrey and an end to the 'crisis management' at County Hall, which has resulted in the 15% council tax fiasco, £123m of cuts to services, 'gentleman's agreements', secret recordings and leaked text messages, all of which saw Surrey in the newspapers and TV bulletins for all the wrong reasons. Liberal Democrats led the successful campaign to stop the 15% council tax increase proposed by the Conservative administration at County Hall. We will continue to oppose any future attempts to impose such a large council tax increase on Surrey residents.
"Liberal Democrat candidates across the county are fighting for an end to the financial waste and culture of secrecy at County Hall. We are campaigning to improve the condition of Surrey's roads and footways, to re-instate the opening hours of tips and an end to the "Tory Tip Tax" on DIY household waste, more special educational needs places within Surrey, increase the amount of youth service provision and give more support for carers and the voluntary sector. We are opposed to the expansion of Heathrow and Gatwick airports, and committed to improving road safety across the county.
"Surrey needs a fresh start, an end to the chaos at County Hall, and only the Liberal Democrats can provide it".
A full list of Liberal Democrat candidates can be found here:
The Liberal Democrat County manifesto for 2017 can be found here: