New stats demand wellbeing be addressed at heart of Govt

The Liberal Democrats have called for the appointment of a Minister for Wellbeing and new wellbeing assessments to ensure laws "empower people to live healthier lives."The call comes in response to new statistics which reveal increasing anxiety and depression among young women aged 16 to 24 years while only half of young people said they … Continue reading New stats demand wellbeing be addressed at heart of Govt

Lib Dems call on Govt to tackle ‘Long Covid’

At the Liberal Democrat Autumn conference, the Party has passed a motion which,  if taken up by the Government, would see the UK get a grip on the coronavirus crisis.In particular, the motion urges the Government to not only recognise 'Long Covid', but to commission research into the phenomenon and invest in rehabilitation services to … Continue reading Lib Dems call on Govt to tackle ‘Long Covid’

Lib Dems condemn health inequalities “exposed in technicolour” by Covid crisis

In her first keynote address as Liberal Democrat Health, Wellbeing and Social Care spokesperson Munira Wilson will condemn the health inequalities “exposed in technicolour” through the COVID-19 crisis, and call for a Minister for Wellbeing to ensure that Government decisions are “fundamentally in keeping with health and wellbeing.”

My Speech at Plenary, Cancer debate

Madam President, what makes cancer so dangerous is that it is such a complex disease. Tumours that come under the same umbrella are often quite different. There are many different kinds of breast cancer, but they’re still called breast cancer. Hodgkin’s lymphoma attacks young lives, not old, and it is 95% curable, which is wonderful. … Continue reading My Speech at Plenary, Cancer debate

Judith Bunting calls for end to injustice on mental health and social care

Judith Bunting, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Newbury constituency, has outlined Lib Dem plans to end the “injustice” against people with mental ill health. Speaking at the start of Dementia Awareness Week, ahead of a visit on Wednesday (17th May) to West Berkshire Dementia Action Alliance’s event at Newbury Corn Exchange, Judith Bunting said: “Under … Continue reading Judith Bunting calls for end to injustice on mental health and social care

Judith Bunting on BBC Radio Berkshire talking about Mental Health Funding

Mental health awareness week ended yesterday and this morning, Judith Bunting, was speaking on BBC Radio Berkshire about Mental health. BBC Radio Berkshire Andrew Peach Show 15/05/2017 The interview starts from 25 minutes into the show, but is preceded by a relevant interview on funding cuts from Reading Your Way, a local mental health charity. If … Continue reading Judith Bunting on BBC Radio Berkshire talking about Mental Health Funding

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

Liberal Democrat five-step plan for the NHS and Social Care

It is not too late to change Britain's future. The Conservatives want absolute power, Labour are too weak to stand up to them, so we will. The Liberal Democrats will be the strong opposition Britain needs. The Liberal Democrats will rescue the NHS and social care. We are prepared to be honest with people and … Continue reading Liberal Democrat five-step plan for the NHS and Social Care

Liberal Democrats call for £4m extra for NHS and social care in Newbury & West Berkshire

  Ahead of this week's budget the Liberal Democrats called for a £4 billion funding boost for NHS and care services. That would have amounted to a cash injection of £4 million for local NHS services in the Newbury and District CCG and £5.9m for social care across West Berkshire. The Budget announced by the … Continue reading Liberal Democrats call for £4m extra for NHS and social care in Newbury & West Berkshire

Newbury Football Fun Day and update

It was lovely to meet everyone and see the action at Newbury Football Club today. The annual Fun Day and Penalty Shoot out at the ground in Faraday Road drew a huge crowd. Lovely sunshine, good turnout and an impressive amount of activity on the pitch - what's not to like? At the moment though the club … Continue reading Newbury Football Fun Day and update