Lesley Bushnell and the Lib Dem Focus Team

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Police funding cut nationally. What does this mean locally?

by lesleybushnell on 18 February, 2018

Surrey Police face a £1.9m real-terms cut in Government funding – and Council taxpayers must plug the gap In December 2017, the government announced that core funding for police budgets will remain exactly the same as the current year. With inflation now running at 3.1%, due to Brexit, that means Surrey Police funding will face a […]

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In our area, where patients are served mainly by East Surrey Hospital, 850 patients faced waits of half-an-hour of more in ambulances outside A&E so far this winter. Of these, 184 faced waits of over an hour Liberal Democrat analysis of NHS England figures has revealed. This was during the period 20th November 2017 to […]

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Meet the Lib Dem Focus Team

by aldc on 3 January, 2018

Lesley Bushnell Lib Dem Campaigner for Capel, Leigh and Newdigate Lesley who has worked within the healthcare industry for most of her career, joined the Liberal Democrat party a few years ago, when she realised that sitting on the sofa and shouting at the politicians on the TV was not a valid way of helping […]

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So, what does the Budget mean for us locally?

by lesleybushnell on 22 November, 2017

Nothing for Social Care Well for my money (pardon the pun), this Budget is a missed opportunity for the Government to address the crisis in social care funding. For our villages in rural Surrey, there is pressure on local councils delivering essential services to vulnerable residents. They are finding it hard to keep up with demand and […]

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