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Wokingham Liberal Democrats - fighting for Wokingham residents

  • Clive Jones - Lib Dem prospective Parliamentary candidate
    Article: May 12, 2015
    By Wokingham Liberal Democrats

    I would like to thank all the residents of the Wokingham Parliamentary constituency who voted for me at the recent General election.

    The Liberal Democrats delivered 660,000 FOCUS leaflets between the 1st January 2014 and polling day 7th May 2015. NO other party has come close to matching this. In fact we delivered more leaflets than all the other parties put together.

    We tried to put our case to the electorate and engage them through our Focus leaflets. During this time our membership in Wokingham has risen by over 40%. Since polling day we have had over 25 new members, many of them under 25 years old.

    Liberal Democrats are proud of what they achieved in government.

    *We gave 26 million people a tax cut they could never have dreamed of having under a Labour or Conservative majority government.
    *We improved the basic state pension.
    *We protected the schools budgets, introducing the Pupil premium to help disadvantaged children.
    *We introduced free school meals for 5-7 year olds.
    *We created over 2 million apprenticeships.

    These were ALL LIBERAL DEMOCRAT POLICIES reluctantly supported by the Conservatives.

    It will be interesting to see how they govern now they are by themselves.

    My grateful thanks again to everyone who voted for me.

    Clive Jones
    2015 Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Wokingham.

  • Judith Bunting at the TVAA stall at Brimpton Airshow
    Article: May 5, 2015

    The Liberal Democrats will use £2.5 million from a fine imposed on a bank for rigging the Libor rate to investment in The Thames Valley air ambulance service.

    This money could be used to buy an additional helicopter, provide 24/7 emergency, or upgrade helipads at hospitals - although it is up to local groups how they spend the cash.

  • Clive Jones
    Article: Apr 29, 2015
    By Wokingham Liberal Democrats

    Economic 'red line' - stability budget

    Clive Jones, Liberal Democrat candidate for Wokingham says, " Its been a difficult five years working with the Conservatives. Since the beginning of this campaign they have shown how they would govern if they were allowed to by themselves. They would balance the books on the backs of the working poor. They would not balance them fairly.

  • Judith Bunting at Taceham House with Cllrs Owen Jeffrey and David Rendel
    Article: Apr 29, 2015

    Housing is a key issue in these elections for Council candidates and in the General Election. Judith Bunting's views on the lamentable situation here in West Berks received strong support at the Newbury Hustings, last week.

    The letter, below, lays out the gist of the argument she and our Councillors have been making over the past few years.

    To: The Editor, Newbury Weekly News.

    Dear Editor,

    Going door to door around our area and at recent hustings meeting, it's clear that affordable housing is a massive concern to people in our area, and we have good reason to be worried.

    Over the past ten years, the Conservative run Council has neglected the building of affordable homes.

    37 social housing apartments paid for by public money stand empty in the Parkway development. Taceham House in Thatcham is still boarded up six years after everyone agreed it should be rebuilt or refurbished. The London Road Industrial Area in Newbury, ripe for development, was left on the shelf for 8 years. Meanwhile 2600 families without sit on our local housing register.

    Now, the Conservative party is also threatening to reinstate the Right to Buy, a disastrous plan to sell off the very housing stock on which we depend. Right to Buy cheats everyone who needs an affordable home. Selling off such critical assets should not be allowed.

    Local housing is controlled by Councils, but I believe the MP has an important role in standing up for residents' needs, especially when it means a roof over families' heads.

    Over the past five years, our Conservative MP has been sleeping on the job. If I'm elected to Westminster I will not turn my back on local housing matters.



    Judith Bunting

    Parliamentary Candidate
    Newbury and West Berkshire Liberal Democrats
    07914 835 073
  • Clive Jones
    Article: Apr 22, 2015
    By Wokingham Liberal Democrats

    Public sector workers in Wokingham deserve to feel the benefits of the economic recovery by receiving pay increases by at least the rate of inflation, Liberal Democrat Clive Jones said:

    Liberal Democrats in government will ensure employees in the public sector are no longer subject to real term cuts in their pay.

Wokingham 2014