Free school breakfasts scheme an uncosted blow to schools, families and children

The Lib Dems have warned that Tory plans to scrap free school lunches, in favour of free breakfasts, is an uncosted scheme that will put pressure on barely managing families and schools, as well as contributing to the issue of childhood obesity. The Conservative manifesto pledges to scrap universal free school lunches for primary school … Continue reading Free school breakfasts scheme an uncosted blow to schools, families and children

Judith Bunting announces Lib Dem plans for funding boost to give children in West Berkshire a brighter future

Yesterday, at Park House School, Newbury, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate Judith Bunting launched the Liberal Democrat’s manifesto policies for young people and children.

Lib Dem Judith Bunting unveils manifesto plan to fund more nurses, teachers and police in West Berkshire

The Liberal Democrats have launched their manifesto plans today for a brighter future, with pledges to reverse Conservative cuts and increase funding for the NHS, schools and police.

Lib Dems will invest more than £28m to protect school funding in Newbury & West Berkshire

The Liberal Democrats have announced they will invest £28,953,046 more in schools and colleges in West Berkshire over the next parliament.The funding for West Berkshire would reverse cuts to frontline school and college budgets, protect per pupil funding in real terms and ensure no school loses out from changes to funding arrangements.£754,957 of the funding would be … Continue reading Lib Dems will invest more than £28m to protect school funding in Newbury & West Berkshire

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

Equality Matters

A number of people have been asking about my views on inequality, so I thought I would share this post again, written after I took part in a debate at Fitzwilliam College about the extreme levels of inequality we're seeing in the UK. It was partly my frustration with rising inequality after the financial crash … Continue reading Equality Matters

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

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 down … Continue reading Lib Dem Policies – Delivered

Protecting Education

[polldaddy poll=8757362] The Liberal Democrats will protect public spending on education to build a fairer society that offers opportunity to all. Lib Dem members have agreed 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 will also extend the … Continue reading Protecting Education

Green in Government

Under Ed Davey's determined stewardship in the department of energy, somewhat to the consternation of conservatives such as Michael Fallon and George Osborne, there has been massive investment in renewables: Electricity generation from renewable sources has doubled since 2010 and now supplies 15% of the UK’s electricity. The average annual investment in renewables has more than … Continue reading Green in Government