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

“I think it is almost lemming like …”

What could be done to minimise the potential impact of Brexit on your business? Here is a selection of comments from the local business people who completed the Liberal Democrats' West Berkshire Business Brexit Survey. Businesses are not named, as many prefer to to keep their worries anonymous: (Thanks to Arranology for use of the cartoon, … Continue reading “I think it is almost lemming like …”

“The changes for our organisation might put us out of business.”

Do you believe Brexit will increase your net costs? How do you intend to deal with any increases? Here is a selection of comments from the local business people who completed the Liberal Democrats' West Berkshire Business Brexit Survey. Businesses are not named, as many prefer to to keep their worries anonymous: Do you believe Brexit will … Continue reading “The changes for our organisation might put us out of business.”

“It is the effect on access to European labour that worries us and the risk of inflation.”

If the UK does not have membership of or full access to the single market, what impact would this have on your business? Here is a selection of comments from the local business people who completed the Liberal Democrats' West Berkshire Business Brexit Survey. Businesses are not named, as many prefer to to keep their worries anonymous: … Continue reading “It is the effect on access to European labour that worries us and the risk of inflation.”

Thatcham Festival

  Congratulations to everyone involved with the @ThatchamFestival event on Thatcham Broadway yesterday. We were blessed with great weather and a terrific turnout. On the Thatcham Liberal Democrats stall, we were inviting people to take part in a local Residents' Survey. If you live in Thatcham and would like to take part or have views to … Continue reading Thatcham Festival

Thatcham Quarry – do you have questions?

I will be sending questions to Grundon Sand and Gravel and the owners of Waterside Farm. Any residents who would like me to submit questions on their behalf are welcome to contact me at: judith.bunting@wbld.org.uk.

What Other Councils Do …

  If anyone tries to tell you that it's unrealistic to fight the cuts being imposed by the conservatives on West Berkshire Council, here's a little ammunition: Eastleigh Borough Council has a £150m asset management plan which has enabled 13 years of real term cuts in council tax and NO CUTS TO FRONT LINE SERVICES. Eastleigh Borough … Continue reading What Other Councils Do …

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

Vote Education

The Liberal Democrats will protect public spending on education to build a fairer society that offers opportunity to all. It's essential to protect the education budget, in real terms, from cradle to college, including schools, early years and the Department for Education's 16-19 budget. The Party has also voted to introduce a fair national funding … Continue reading Vote Education