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Liberal Democrats have announced they would boost investment in police forces by £300m a year. This is in stark contrast to the Conservatives who have overseen devastating cuts to community policing. Theresa May as Home Secretary and now Prime Minister has cut policing budgets by over £2bn, eroding the very fabric of community policing. Under … Continue reading Lib Dems would give Thames Valley Police an extra £8.3m a year
Mental health awareness week ended yesterday and this morning, Judith Bunting, was speaking on BBC Radio Berkshire about Mental health. BBC Radio Berkshire Andrew Peach Show 15/05/2017 The interview starts from 25 minutes into the show, but is preceded by a relevant interview on funding cuts from Reading Your Way, a local mental health charity. If … Continue reading Judith Bunting on BBC Radio Berkshire talking about Mental Health Funding
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
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
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
This report was first posted on 20th February 2017. "After the referendum result we spent six months absorbing cost increases. Since January we have had no choice but to pass these increases on to our customers". Jon Gage, Rivar Sand and Gravel (see photo above). Two thirds of local traders and service providers who took part in … Continue reading Local traders say leaving Single Market would be bad for business – Survey Results 2017
It is not too late to change Britain's future. The Conservatives want absolute power, Labour are too weak to stand up to them, so we will. The Liberal Democrats will be the strong opposition Britain needs. The Liberal Democrats will rescue the NHS and social care. We are prepared to be honest with people and … Continue reading Liberal Democrat five-step plan for the NHS and Social Care
Final results in the 2017 County Council elections show that Labour have lost 382 Council seats across the UK, and lost control of 7 out of 16 Councils that they held (see BBC: Local elections 2017: The results mapped). Whether the cause is Tory gerrymandering or Corbyn's performance, it is impossible to say, but an opposition party … Continue reading Lib Dem Leader says Labour vote has collapsed
The Liberal Democrats have become the first major party to commit to ending the "national scandal" of rough sleeping across Britain, including in Newbury and West Berkshire.