Hustings update

LOCAL NEWS: Last week saw parliamentary candidates in our constituency taking part in the Hungerford Question Time, always an important staging post in election campaigning. The usual suspects were on the panel, with Paul from the Green Party replacing UKIP Katherine who was indisposed. Proceedings were well chaired by Greg Furr. Questions ranged from rail electrification (supported … Continue reading Hustings update

Walking and Nature – Preserving the Countryside

Walking is a great way of exploring nature and the outdoors and has clear benefits to health and the environment. If more people walk, rather than take the car, we can cut air pollution, have fewer problems with asthma and bronchitis, tackle obesity and reduce heart problems. As many of my correspondents have pointed out, … Continue reading Walking and Nature – Preserving the Countryside

EU promise to protect the NHS

Thank you to everyone who has contacted me about TTIP and the NHS. I couldn't agree more that the NHS needs to be protected and Liberal Democrats have a strong record in this area. I have been delighted that Lib Dem ministers have successfully pushed for extra investment in the NHS. We have secured an additional £2bn funding … Continue reading EU promise to protect the NHS

Bunting welcomes funding changes for social care but slams local Tories for past funding decisions

  Newbury and West Berkshire Liberal Democrat parliamentary spokesperson Judith Bunting, today welcomed the government's upcoming changes to health and social care funding and their tightening of the rules as to how this funding must be used. Norman Lamb's changes mean people in Newbury and West Berkshire with ‘substantial’ social needs should now get a … Continue reading Bunting welcomes funding changes for social care but slams local Tories for past funding decisions

Age Ready Britain in Rural Communities

This article is based on the speech I gave at the Liberal Democrat Autumn Conference, 7th October 2014 I would be glad to hear any comments or suggestions people have to make, after reading. Judith Bunting, Parliamentary Candidate Age Ready Britain in Rural Communities 7th October 2014 AGE READY BRITAIN in RURAL COMMUNITIES Wherever they … Continue reading Age Ready Britain in Rural Communities

Mental Health: Sign our petition for fixed waiting times

Judith Bunting and the Newbury and West Berks Lib Dem team support the national petition to improve mental health treatment. The Liberal Democrats are committed to putting treatment for mental health conditions in line with other NHS services. That's why we are introducing the first ever NHS waiting time standards for mental health treatment, from … Continue reading Mental Health: Sign our petition for fixed waiting times