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

Green in Government

If you support the environment and green policies, please have a read of the post below. While in government Liberal Democrats doubled renewable energy generation in the UK and planted 1 million trees,  extended the coastal path and set up nationwide schemes to promote home insulation.  Read on for more information about the achievements of Ed Davey … Continue reading Green in Government

Science toys for boys and girls this Christmas

Judith Bunting is calling on the retail sector to do the right thing - by marketing toys for all children, rather than for boys and girls separately. Many girls still believe that some science subjects are not for them - almost half of all state-schools had no girls taking A-level physics in recent years. Campaigners have suggested … Continue reading Science toys for boys and girls this Christmas

Letter to the Guardian – Investment in Science

Letter published in the Guardian, Weds 3rd December From Lib Dem Team Science  Continued investment in science in the next parliament is vital • We were disappointed to read of the science minister Greg Clark’s unwillingness to commit to a continued ringfencing of science spending in the Conservative party’s manifesto for 2015 (via interview in Research … Continue reading Letter to the Guardian – Investment in Science

Dan Rogerson, DEFRA Minister, visits West Berks

Dan Rogerson being interviewed by Judith Bunting, Parliamentary Candidate, Newbury and West Berks Lib Dems. DEFRA Minister, Dan Rogerson, came to Hamstead Marshall, recently, to meet West Berkshire residents at the Elm Farm Organic Research Centre. Judith taxed the Minister on rural broadband, Thames Water, council housing and her campaign to get proper funding to maintain lively, … Continue reading Dan Rogerson, DEFRA Minister, visits West Berks

The Royal Society’s vision for Education

  Ambition The Royal Society recently published their vision for Science and Maths Education in the UK. The report - focusses on the need to raise the general level of mathematical and scientific knowledge among school leavers. "A focus on 'teaching to the test'", the report says, "Results in a narrow curriculum that impoverishes young … Continue reading The Royal Society’s vision for Education

Ringfencing the science research budget

A Liberal Democrat government would introduce a package of measures supporting innovation in UK businesses, it has been announced today. The manifesto plans include ringfencing the science research budget and introducing a green innovation arm to the British Business Bank. The plans also provide further support for the 'Catapult' programme, which bridges the gap between … Continue reading Ringfencing the science research budget

TeenTech makes science inspirational

Local celebrity and presenter of Tomorrow's World and BBC One's Bang Goes the Theory, Maggie Philbin, was in Berkshire last week promoting an event that travels the UK inspiring young people about careers in science, engineering and technology. Judith Bunting, Liberal Democrat parliamentary spokesperson for Newbury and West Berkshire, went along to find out how … Continue reading TeenTech makes science inspirational