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

Lib Dem candidate Judith Bunting challenges Council to work with Newbury Community Football Group

Judith Bunting, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Newbury constituency has challenged Hilary Cole, Acting Deputy Leader of West Berkshire Council to provide assurances that they will work with Newbury Community Football Group on to protect and enhance the town’s Football Ground on Faraday Road. Speaking last Thursday to West Berkshire Council’s Executive on Football and … Continue reading Lib Dem candidate Judith Bunting challenges Council to work with Newbury Community Football Group

Message to voters in Newbury and West Berkshire

#YourVoiceMatters This General Election is the Best Thing for Britain. It Gives us a Chance for Change. The Conservatives are hell bent on a ‘hard Brexit’. We now understand the future of our country is at stake. The national press suggests that the number of Leave voters who still want to exit from Europe is … Continue reading Message to voters in Newbury and West Berkshire

Join us for an optimistic, tolerant Britain

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3A81dXXSzs If you would like to become part of the Liberal Democrats and fight for an open, optimistic, liberal, diverse, and tolerant Britain, please click here and join us: https://libdems.secure.force.com/LiberalDemocrats/NewMemberRegistration The outrage around the country, since the EU referendum, has grown not just because Remain lost. If the Brexit camp had come forward with a prompt, … Continue reading Join us for an optimistic, tolerant Britain

Tory attitude to housing is a scandal.

Today the Conservative party announced plans to extend the right to buy to Housing Association properties. This proposal will lead to longer waiting lists for homes and fewer social houses. In February 2015, 1,092 qualifying households were on the Common Housing Register for West Berkshire. 1,569 non-qualifying households were also on the list. I know, I checked … Continue reading Tory attitude to housing is a scandal.

Private Pension – Changes Today

Pensions Minister, Steve Webb, with the Lib Dem team at the Dolphin in Newbury 2013. Today marks the largest overhaul of the pensions system in almost a century, giving people the freedom to take control of their own pension. Part of the Lib dem Campaign to create an Age Ready Britain, which I support wholeheartedly … Continue reading Private Pension – Changes Today

Hustings update

LOCAL NEWS: Last week saw parliamentary candidates in our constituency taking part in the Hungerford Question Time, always an important staging post in election campaigning. The usual suspects were on the panel, with Paul from the Green Party replacing UKIP Katherine who was indisposed. Proceedings were well chaired by Greg Furr. Questions ranged from rail electrification (supported … Continue reading Hustings update

EU promise to protect the NHS

Thank you to everyone who has contacted me about TTIP and the NHS. I couldn't agree more that the NHS needs to be protected and Liberal Democrats have a strong record in this area. I have been delighted that Lib Dem ministers have successfully pushed for extra investment in the NHS. We have secured an additional £2bn funding … Continue reading EU promise to protect the NHS

Budget today – Success for West Berkshire charity campaign

Lobbying for the WBRRC, JB with (L-r): Lord Newby, Tim Farron MP and WBRRC's Andrew Sharp; JB accosting Danny Alexander, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, last October. Fingers and toes were crossed earlier this week for news in the Budget for one of West Berks local charities.  I am glad to report success for West Berkshire … Continue reading Budget today – Success for West Berkshire charity campaign

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