VIDEO: Newbury Lib Dem puts West Berks cuts on National Agenda

This post was first published on 12th March 2016 [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3eP3tdoCwI&w=854&h=480] Today, at the Liberal Democrat National Spring Conference Judith Bunting spoke about the need for sound and stable public finances at local and national level, and the devastating effect that that Tory cuts are having on our young people: ~~~           … Continue reading VIDEO: Newbury Lib Dem puts West Berks cuts on National Agenda

Newbury and West Berkshire March for Europe

This post was first published in 2017. West Berkshire was well represented at the March for Europe in London, with members of West Berkshire Stronger Together EU (WBSTEU) and Newbury and West Berkshire Liberal Democrats on the move. We joined with many thousands of people to march from Marble Arch, down Pall Mall to Trafalgar … Continue reading Newbury and West Berkshire March for Europe

EU rally in Newbury

Site under construction. This post was first published in 2017. The recent West Berks Stronger in the EU  rally, saw a good cross-party crowd gather and march through in Newbury town centre. Speakers included Paul Field of the Greens and Jonny Roberts from Labour, and myself representing Liberal Democrats across Newbury and West Berkshire. Before the … Continue reading EU rally in Newbury

General election June 2017: Comment on results

Judith with supporters in Newbury Marketplace

Support in Newbury constituency for Liberal Democrat candidate Judith Bunting has grown significantly since the 2015 election. Polling 13,019 votes in last week's June 8th General Election, Judith's share of the vote soared from 15 per cent to 21 per cent. Commenting on result, Sue Farrant, Chair of the General Election campaign in Newbury said: … Continue reading General election June 2017: Comment on results

Cuts to police service unacceptable

Judith out with the Newbury street pastorsAs recent events in Manchester and London have shown, terrorism and violent extremism threaten us all. As liberals, we must have an effective security policy which is also accountable, community- and evidence-based, and does not unduly restrict personal liberty. This why the Liberal Democrats would: • Continue cross-border co-operation … Continue reading Cuts to police service unacceptable

Free school breakfasts scheme an uncosted blow to schools, families and children

The Lib Dems have warned that Tory plans to scrap free school lunches, in favour of free breakfasts, is an uncosted scheme that will put pressure on barely managing families and schools, as well as contributing to the issue of childhood obesity. The Conservative manifesto pledges to scrap universal free school lunches for primary school … Continue reading Free school breakfasts scheme an uncosted blow to schools, families and children

Business leaders clear that Tory policy on Brexit is against wishes of majority

Lib Dem Business policies on Europe vs Tory policies

More than 50 business leaders have backed the Lib Dems as the only party which is “speaking for the majority of Britons” by campaigning to stay in the European single market, saying that the Conservatives policy on Brexit is bad for business, bad for the economy and against the wishes of the majority of Britons.  … Continue reading Business leaders clear that Tory policy on Brexit is against wishes of majority

Pushchairs & Politics

Image about Pushchairs & Politics event

West Berks Lib Dems are hosting a 'Pushchairs & Politics' event on Wednesday 31st May (half term week) in Victoria Park, giving families and those with small children a chance to come and meet Judith Bunting and ask any questions they may have. Judith's team have had feedback, from lots of people with small children, … Continue reading Pushchairs & Politics

Judith Bunting discusses Brexit and local businesses with Catherine Bearder MEP

Judith Bunting, Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate for Newbury, Judith Bunting, welcomed Lib Dem MEP Catherine Bearder to Newbury on Monday (22nd May) to discuss the future of Newbury’s business sector, with particular reference to leaving the European Union.   Richard Deal, who owns Deal Varney a property management company in Newbury and describes himself as politically … Continue reading Judith Bunting discusses Brexit and local businesses with Catherine Bearder MEP