Government must fix failing test and trace system

Responding to statistics released today showing that four in ten close contacts of people who tested positive for coronavirus in England are still not being reached by the Test and Trace system, Liberal Democrat Health Spokesperson Munira Wilson said:"These figures today show that tracing is still woefully inadequate, despite repeated calls for the Government to fix the failing test … Continue reading Government must fix failing test and trace system

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 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.”

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

Report on Housing Q&A – Judith Bunting and Lee Dillon

This report gives the gist of the discussion that took place in the recent Facebook Q&A on Housing. Thank you to everyone who took part! At the sharp end, we had Lee Dillon, Councillor for Thatcham North and Leader of the Liberal Democrat Council Group, and Judith Bunting, Parliamentary Candidate for Newbury constituency. Discussion kicked off … Continue reading Report on Housing Q&A – Judith Bunting and Lee Dillon

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