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

Judith Bunting voices Brexit fears for West Berkshire

“Many small and medium enterprises do not trade with Europe directly, but almost all depend on supply chains that in turn depend on the EU." Judith Bunting and Liberal Democrats in Newbury and West Berkshire are calling on the Conservative Government to ensure Britain has full access to the European Single Market when Brexit takes … Continue reading Judith Bunting voices Brexit fears for West Berkshire

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.

West Berkshire Broadband

At a recent event in the centre of Newbury, I heard yet more stories from people living and working outside of Newbury and Thatcham about the poor broadband speeds. Two rural business leaders reported broadband speeds below 2Mb. Particularly worrying, as they are based in Elcot and Winterbourne, villages that are not included in the … Continue reading West Berkshire Broadband