VIDEO: Newbury Lib Dem puts West Berks cuts on National Agenda

This post was first published on 12th March 2016 [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3eP3tdoCwI&w=854&h=480] Today, at the Liberal Democrat National Spring Conference Judith Bunting spoke about the need for sound and stable public finances at local and national level, and the devastating effect that that Tory cuts are having on our young people: ~~~           … Continue reading VIDEO: Newbury Lib Dem puts West Berks cuts on National Agenda

EU rally in Newbury

Site under construction. This post was first published in 2017. The recent West Berks Stronger in the EU  rally, saw a good cross-party crowd gather and march through in Newbury town centre. Speakers included Paul Field of the Greens and Jonny Roberts from Labour, and myself representing Liberal Democrats across Newbury and West Berkshire. Before the … Continue reading EU rally in Newbury

Judith Bunting says NO to hard Brexit, NO to coalition

  In a positive mood, speaking at a street stall in Northbrook Street recently, Judith Bunting, Liberal Democrat candidate for Newbury constituency, said: "We must be clear with people about our stance in this election. We don't rule out future coalitions - we believe in optimistic, plural politics - but we will not enter a … Continue reading Judith Bunting says NO to hard Brexit, NO to coalition

The Great Repeal Bill – The Liberal Democrat perspective

The Great Repeal Bill starts the arduous task of transposing EU law into British law, but leaves tens of thousands of pieces of critical regulation subject to the whim of this hard-Brexit Tory government. Theresa May has chosen to pursue the hardest, most divisive form of Brexit, taking us out of the Single Market and … Continue reading The Great Repeal Bill – The Liberal Democrat perspective

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

You can’t have a Hard Brexit and strong public services

Brexit squeeze Philip Hammond's Budget this week does nothing to address the Brexit squeeze. This is caused by a falling pound and rising inflation, meaning people have less money to spend. With the pound dropping in value by 17%, the cost of imports has gone up, which is starting to push up prices in the shops. Meanwhile, … Continue reading You can’t have a Hard Brexit and strong public services