Will Forster

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Will Forster
Mayor of Woking
In office
17 May 2018 – 16 May 2019
Preceded byGraham Cundy
Succeeded byBeryl Hunwicks
Councillor for Hoe Valley on Woking Borough Council
Kingfield and Westfield (2011-2016)
Assumed office
5 May 2011
Preceded byStewart Brown
Majority207 (11.0%)
Councillor for Woking South on Surrey County Council
Assumed office
4 June 2009
Preceded byAndrew Crisp
Majority507 (11.5%)
Personal details
Born
William Paul Forster-Warner

1986-1987
Political partyLiberal Democrats
ResidenceWestfield, Woking

William Paul Forster-Warner, known locally as Will Forster (born 1986-1987) is a British Liberal Democrat politician, serving since 2009 as councillor for Woking South on Surrey County Council.[1] Since 2011, he has also served as councillor for the Hoe Valley ward (previously Kingfield and Westfield) on Woking Borough Council.[2]

Between 2018 and 2019, Forster served as Mayor of Woking.[3]

Forster was the Liberal Democrat candidate for the constituency of Woking in the 2019 general election, having been selected to contest the previous election in 2017.[4]

Electoral record[edit]

General election 2019[edit]

General election 2019: Woking[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jonathan Lord 26,396 48.9 –5.2
Liberal Democrats Will Forster 16,629 30.8 +13.3
Labour Gerry Mitchell 8,827 16.4 –7.5
Green Ella Walding 1,485 2.8 +0.8
UKIP Troy de Leon 600 1.1 –1.0
Majority 9,767 18.1 –12.1
Turnout 53,933 71.5 –1.0
Registered electors 75,455
Conservative hold Swing –9.3

General election 2017[edit]

General election 2017: Woking[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jonathan Lord 29,903 54.1 -2.1
Labour Fiona Colley 13,179 23.9 +7.7
Liberal Democrats Will Forster 9,711 17.6 +5.9
UKIP Troy de Leon 1,161 2.1 -9.2
Green James Brierley 1,092 2.0 -2.1
Independent Hassan Akberali 200 0.4 N/A
Majority 16,724 30.2 -9.8
Turnout 55,246 72.5 +2.5
Conservative hold Swing -4.9

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Woking Borough Council Election Results 1973-2012" (PDF). Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Surrey County Council Election Results 1973-2009" (PDF). Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 December 2019.
  3. ^ "Past Mayors". Woking Borough Council. Retrieved 3 December 2019.
  4. ^ "Statement of Persons Nominated (Woking, 2019)" (PDF). Woking Borough Council. Retrieved 3 December 2019.
  5. ^ "Statement of Persons Nominated, Notice of Poll and Situation of Polling Stations" (PDF). Woking Borough Council. 14 November 2019. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  6. ^ "Woking Parliamentary constituency". BBC News Online. 13 December 2019. Retrieved 13 December 2019.
  7. ^ "Known candidates for Woking in the 2017 general election". Democracy Club. 12 May 2017. Archived from the original on 14 May 2017. Retrieved 14 May 2017.