This is a Climate Emergency, Dirty Air Knows no Borders!

Judith Bunting MEP, in European Parliament, delivering her speech to the European Parliament on Climate Change.

Following her speech in the European Parliament last month, Judith Bunting MEP highlights the case for calling a Climate Emergency. “Ill health caused by air pollution costs the economy billions in lost working days. Causing 400,000 premature deaths per year in Europe alone, it is currently the number one cause of premature deaths. We need … Continue reading This is a Climate Emergency, Dirty Air Knows no Borders!

Brecon & Radnor – Tomorrow, Weds 31st July

Jane Dodds

The Brecon and Radnorshire by-election is this week Thursday, 1st August.   Can you join us to help get out the vote TOMORROW, Wednesday 31st July?   There is a real chance that we can steal this seat away from the Conservatives - but only if we get the vote out. Jane Dodds is a terrific … Continue reading Brecon & Radnor – Tomorrow, Weds 31st July

An eventful week in politics- MEP Life – week 5

MEP Life

They say a week is a long time in politics, well they are not wrong!! From the London march through to two new party leaders, this week was super-eventful. Thanks to all who attended the March for Change in London, the many photos and videos from the day are just brilliant. We must keep up … Continue reading An eventful week in politics- MEP Life – week 5

New Liberal Democrat Leader Announced

Jo Swinson, Leader of the Liberal Democrats

Today we announced Jo Swinson as the first female leader of the Liberal Democrats. Her acceptance speech was both powerful and motivating, reminding us that Liberalism is alive and thriving and the UK's future lies in the European Union.   Judith was at the announcement in London today and comments that “Jo Swinson gave a … Continue reading New Liberal Democrat Leader Announced

Demand better for education

The Education Select Committee report, published today, calls on the Government to commit to a 10-year, multi-billion cash injection for schools and colleges. Sitting on the Education and Culture committee, I have been horrified over the past few years by the way that the Conservative government has cut funding for schools and colleges to the … Continue reading Demand better for education

Busy in Brussels and Berkshire -MEP Life – week 3

European Parliament

At the start of the week I travelled back to Brussels for the start of our legislative and committee work. For me, that means a focus on education and culture, specifically life-long learning, STEAM subjects, and the Creative Europe funding scheme, which is important for all of our creative industries here in the UK. I … Continue reading Busy in Brussels and Berkshire -MEP Life – week 3

South East MEPs Committee Roles announced

In the South East, your local Liberal Democrat MEPs are part of the following European Parliamentary committees: Catherine Bearder, Leader of the Liberal Democrats European Parliamentary Party: Constitutional Affairs Committee Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Committee Culture and Education Committee  Judith Bunting: Culture and Education Committee Industry, Research and Energy Committee  Antony Hook: Civil Liberties, … Continue reading South East MEPs Committee Roles announced

Newbury and West Berkshire March for Europe

This post was first published in 2017. West Berkshire was well represented at the March for Europe in London, with members of West Berkshire Stronger Together EU (WBSTEU) and Newbury and West Berkshire Liberal Democrats on the move. We joined with many thousands of people to march from Marble Arch, down Pall Mall to Trafalgar … Continue reading Newbury and West Berkshire March for Europe

School cuts – West Berkshire Council proposes charging schools who need help

Judith Bunting at Park House School, Newbury, during the recent election campaign. With Ian Millar, Head of Physics. This week West Berkshire Council announced plans for financial "task forces" to be sent into the district's struggling schools to help heads manage their budgets. They are also threatening to charge any school that requires 'the task … Continue reading School cuts – West Berkshire Council proposes charging schools who need help

General election June 2017: Comment on results

Judith with supporters in Newbury Marketplace

Support in Newbury constituency for Liberal Democrat candidate Judith Bunting has grown significantly since the 2015 election. Polling 13,019 votes in last week's June 8th General Election, Judith's share of the vote soared from 15 per cent to 21 per cent. Commenting on result, Sue Farrant, Chair of the General Election campaign in Newbury said: … Continue reading General election June 2017: Comment on results