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Wokingham Liberal Democrats - fighting for Wokingham residents


  • Wokingham Borough Council
    Article: Jan 21, 2015
    By Wokingham Liberal Democrats

    Last week Cllr Keith Baker, the Conservative leader of Wokingham Borough Council, claimed that a Council meeting called by the Lib Dems would cost about £10,000. The true cost of the meeting was £508.

    Cllr Lindsay Ferris (Twyford ward) said "Not only did Cllr Baker get his figures completely wrong, inflated by a whopping nineteen times the actual cost; he also summed up the attitude of the Conservatives attending the meeting saying "we really should be at home" instead of being at the meeting.

  • Cllr Prue Bray
    Article: Jan 19, 2015
    By Wokingham Liberal Democrats

    Liberal Democrat councillors were deeply disappointed by the Conservatives flat refusal to agree to add a much needed extra council meeting to the council's annual schedule in both this and every subsequent January.

    Cllr Prue Bray, leader of the Lib Dems explained "It was really disturbing to listen to the Conservatives - they just don't get it. According to them we would have quite enough meetings if only the Lib Dems didn't raise so many issues! They behave as if Wokingham Borough Council is a one party state where debate and opposition is not allowed. No wonder it's so hard to get people engaged in local politics and voting, when the local Conservatives won't even allow or listen to reasoned opposition. "

  • Clive Jones
    Article: Jan 12, 2015

    "At a time when the Tories were planning to give tax breaks to their rich friends, it was the Liberal Democrats in coalition who delivered tax cuts to millions of people.

    "The Liberal Democrats raised the tax threshold from £6,500 to £10,000 (£10,500 next May!), so 25 million people pay about £800 LESS tax a year. Thousands of the lowest paid now pay no tax at all.

  • Cllr Prue Bray
    Article: Jan 10, 2015
    By Wokingham Liberal Democrats

    In 2011 Wokingham Borough Council created Optalis, a company that provides care and support services to older people and adults with a disability. Since then the Liberal Democrats have demanded transparency and openness for local taxpayers from the council owned companies. There has been some progress on improving openness but now the Conservatives have taken a giant step backwards.

  • Cllr Prue Bray
    Article: Jan 10, 2015
    By Wokingham Liberal Democrats

    Liberal Democrat councillors have called an extraordinary council meeting of the council to try and resolve the lack of democracy and debate at Wokingham Borough Council. They want to add in a much needed January meeting of the Council to the annual schedule of meetings.

    Cllr Lindsay Ferris (Twyford ward) said "In November Wokingham's Conservatives showed they don't do local democracy by using their votes to stop the Council meeting at 10.30pm, preventing any discussion at all of items raised by the Lib Dems. Because the next meeting in February is kept for the budget, the next chance the Liberal Democrats have to raise these topics is not until March when it will be far too late for them to be discussed. Between November and February there are several months in which residents cannot ask questions or present petitions. We think there should be a Council Meeting in January to plug the gap.


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