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

Reasons to vote Liberal Democrat

While in government the Lib Dem team has put through some of the most common sense, socially democratic policies this country has seen for a generation.  If I am elected to Westminster, whether we are in Coalition with Labour or Tories or no one, I will work with our team to do more of the same.  … Continue reading Reasons to vote Liberal Democrat

Lib Dem Manifesto 2015 – in full

The Liberal Democrat Manifesto for 2015 is published today. Our top priority is a World Class Education for all. This will underpin future economic security and ensure everyone gets the best start in life.

The Importance of the Rural Bus

I recently visited Ivy in Ashmore Green. A woman in her eighties, Ivy is still bright and lively. When I met her, she had recently given up driving and was still reeling from discovering that her local busservice, the 76, that connects Ashmore Green to the rest of the world, runs once a week. Now, … Continue reading The Importance of the Rural Bus

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

Equality Matters

EQUALITY MATTERS: Extreme inequality in the UK kicked off in the eighties with the Big Bang and the Loadsamoney mentality. I don't want to penalise those who do well, but I never got with the Greed is Good programme ...

Lib Dem Policies – Delivered

I thought I would share my personal list of policies that were included in our 2010 Manifesto and have been delivered by the Lib Dems in Government: It's a wonderful list, including some of the most socially democratic policies this country has seen for a generation. Not bad for 57 MPs. Investing nearly £1 billion to crack … Continue reading Lib Dem Policies – Delivered

Bedroom Tax: Judith Welcomes First Steps to Reform

Today - 5th September 2014 - the Liberal Democrats have taken the first step in reforming the bedroom tax by winning a critical vote in Parliament. I have spoken to many people who are suffering from the bedroom tax in our area, and they are not pretty stories. People who are offered smaller places to move to, … Continue reading Bedroom Tax: Judith Welcomes First Steps to Reform