Lib Dems have now run Kingston Council for 100 Days

The Liberal Democrat Council in Kingston - The First 100 Days, by Olly Wehring - Councillor for Norbiton


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Today marks 100 days since Kingston Liberal Democrats regained control of Kingston Council, following the local elections on 3 May.
The turnaround, from 18 Lib Dem and 26 Conservative Councillors to 39 Lib Dems and 9 Cons, swept the Lib Dems back into The Guildhall. We have a mix of experienced and new Councillors in our group that brings together the wisdom of the ages and the wisdom of the age.


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Explore Kingston on foot this August

The Liberal Democrats at Kingston Council are encouraging residents to get out and explore our wonderful Borough on foot this August.

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"Your Kingston" Grant

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Apply now for a 'Your Kingston' grant

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"Votes at 16" Kingston Lib Dems

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In a motion proposed by Cllr Sam Foulder-Hughes, Kingston’s youngest Councillor, at a Council meeting earlier last week, the Council supported the decision to extend the voting age to 16 and 17-year-olds.

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Kingston to install free public water fountains

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Thirsty Kingstonians, look out for new public water fountains, after it was announced they will be popping up across Kingston. 

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Christine Stuart, 'We live in difficult times with stretched budgets'


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I stood for the election on the Council not to damage lives but with a burning passion to help people of Kingston, and more specifically, people of Chessington.

I did not seek an election to hurt the most vulnerable within society.

Tuesday evening was my second Council Meeting as an elected Councillor.


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A final say for Cambridge Road Estate residents

Photo of Norbiton’s Councillors, Dave Ryder-Mills and Olly Wehring, talking to a resident in Cambridge Road Estate.

Local Liberal Democrats have committed to working with the community on the proposed regeneration of Cambridge Road Estate, and to hold a ballot of residents on the final regeneration deal.

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Cleaning up the Tories’ financial mess

Much-needed affordable homes coming to Tolworth

Liberal Democrats are delivering on their election promise of new homes for Kingston after approval was given for 285 affordable homes on a derelict site in Tolworth.

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Heathrow fight goes on

Leadership team announced

Kingston Liberal Democrats have announced their leadership team – these are the people who’ll be responsible for specific areas of the council.

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Temporary victory as Kingston Hospital puts brakes on disabled parking charges

Earlier this week, Kingston Hospital agreed to “pause” its decision to charge blue badge holders for using their car park.

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Liberal Democrats take control of Kingston Council!

In an amazing victory Liberal Democrats have won 39 seats on Kingston Council in the local elections, with the Conservatives winning only 9 and Labour 0.

You can see the ward by ward breakdown on the Council website.

Congratulations to all the new councillors and to all the campaigners who helped to make it happen! This will be the largest ever Lib Dem Group on the Council.

Tories are sleep walking Kingston into bankruptcy

I believe local Conservatives are making policy decisions that will lead Kingston Council to go bankrupt, like Northamptonshire. It is a bold statement to make, and not one I make lightly. Below is my thinking, the facts and the statements made by others that lead me to that conclusion.

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