LIB DEM MEP EDUCATION SPOKESPERSON WELCOMES ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR UK STUDENTS

Judith Bunting, Liberal Democrat MEP for the South East and Spokesperson for Education in Europe, has today welcomed the news that the European Commission has called for an additional €3bn worth of funding for the 2020 Erasmus+ programme, a 12% increase from 2019. Most notably, Erasmus+ provides funding for university students and apprentices to live, … Continue reading LIB DEM MEP EDUCATION SPOKESPERSON WELCOMES ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR UK STUDENTS

Speech from Berlin Wall 30- on 6th November 2019

Hello. It is wonderful to be back in Berlin. I have always appreciated the warmth with which I have been greeted when visiting Germany - and it has been no different today. So, thank you for inviting me to join this conference – and thank you for coming this evening. I am a newly elected … Continue reading Speech from Berlin Wall 30- on 6th November 2019

Speech at Debate on Education: Autumn Conference!#LifeLongLearning

F19: Education is for Everyone: Investing in Further Education and Learning Throughout Life Investment in education and training for skills development is essential to boost growth and competitiveness: skills determine our capacity to increase productivity and act in an increasingly globalized world. In the long-term, skills can trigger innovation and growth, move production up the … Continue reading Speech at Debate on Education: Autumn Conference!#LifeLongLearning

Demand better for education

The Education Select Committee report, published today, calls on the Government to commit to a 10-year, multi-billion cash injection for schools and colleges. Sitting on the Education and Culture committee, I have been horrified over the past few years by the way that the Conservative government has cut funding for schools and colleges to the … Continue reading Demand better for education

“Newbury Talks” with your MEP

Rounding off her time as co-organiser of Newbury talks, MEP Judith Bunting reflects; “I have really enjoyed meeting so many people through Newbury Talks, both the audience and speakers. The sessions have been engaging and eclectic, covering a wide variety of subjects.” Since being elected as an MEP for the South East of England, Judith’s … Continue reading “Newbury Talks” with your MEP

School cuts – West Berkshire Council proposes charging schools who need help

Judith Bunting at Park House School, Newbury, during the recent election campaign. With Ian Millar, Head of Physics. This week West Berkshire Council announced plans for financial "task forces" to be sent into the district's struggling schools to help heads manage their budgets. They are also threatening to charge any school that requires 'the task … Continue reading School cuts – West Berkshire Council proposes charging schools who need help

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

Judith Bunting announces Lib Dem plans for funding boost to give children in West Berkshire a brighter future

Yesterday, at Park House School, Newbury, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate Judith Bunting launched the Liberal Democrat’s manifesto policies for young people and children.

Lib Dem candidate Judith Bunting challenges Council to work with Newbury Community Football Group

Judith Bunting, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Newbury constituency has challenged Hilary Cole, Acting Deputy Leader of West Berkshire Council to provide assurances that they will work with Newbury Community Football Group on to protect and enhance the town’s Football Ground on Faraday Road. Speaking last Thursday to West Berkshire Council’s Executive on Football and … Continue reading Lib Dem candidate Judith Bunting challenges Council to work with Newbury Community Football Group

“I think it is almost lemming like …”

What could be done to minimise the potential impact of Brexit on your business? Here is a selection of comments from the local business people who completed the Liberal Democrats' West Berkshire Business Brexit Survey. Businesses are not named, as many prefer to to keep their worries anonymous: (Thanks to Arranology for use of the cartoon, … Continue reading “I think it is almost lemming like …”