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Wokingham Liberal Democrats - fighting for Wokingham residents

  • Clive Jones - Lib Dem prospective Parliamentary candidate
    Article: Jul 30, 2015
    By Wokingham Liberal Democrats

    The Liberal Democrats in the Coalition government introduced a cap on care costs that was due to come into effect in April 2016 of £72,000 a year. Now that the Liberal democrats are no longer government the Conservatives have seen fit to scrap this cap.

    Clive Jones, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary spokesman for Wokingham says, " Be in no doubt, this is not a delay. The Tories are abandoning the cap. George Osborne never supported this, and Labour were only half hearted in support. The cap was only secured because Liberal Democrats negotiated it in coalition.

  • Clive Jones
    Article: Jul 29, 2015
    By Wokingham Liberal Democrats
    Clive Jones, Liberal democrat Parliamentary spokesman for Wokingham says, " The BBC as we know it today is in danger of being broken up by the Conservative government for ideological reasons.

    "The Conservatives cant' cope with the fact that the BBC a huge business and world class leader in its field is not privatised so that "private enterprise" can turn a profit out of the services provided by the BBC.

    "Over the coming months there will be consultations about the future of the BBC. The BBC should remain in the hands of all the citizens of the UK who pay a reasonable price for all the services it delivers through the license fee. Putting the BBC in the hands of private enterprise will put the costs up to the end user YOU and I, making it several times more expensive than it is today".
  • Wokingham Borough Council
    Article: Jul 28, 2015
    By Wokingham Liberal Democrats

    At the Full Council Meeting 23rd July 2015, Wokingham Borough Council unanimously agreed to consult on the budget in future. Until now the Conservative led Council has not carried out any form of budget consultation unlike other councils. The Lib Dems had put forward a motion in a bid to include public consultation and input into decision making about how and where public money is spent each year as the Council sets its annual budgets.

  • Cllr Lindsay Ferris
    Article: Jul 27, 2015
    By Wokingham Liberal Democrats

    At the last Council meeting on the 23rd July, local Lib Dems were disappointed with the response to their question about why the Borough has slipped down the national table for its recycling rates.

    Cllr Lindsay Ferris asked the Executive Member for Environment : Why has Wokingham slipped down the local authority ratings for recycling rates and now is only in 232nd position out of 352 local authorities? In answer the Executive Member Cllr Angus Ross claimed that 2 issues affecting the rates were i) the decline in newspaper sales and ii) that road and street sweepings could no longer be included in recycling. Cllr Lindsay Ferris has noted that both these issues affect all national councils in the same way.

  • Cllr Beth Rowland
    Article: Jul 26, 2015
    By Wokingham Liberal Democrats

    At last Thursday's Wokingham Borough Council meeting the Lib Dem councillors were delighted that their proposal to get the Council actively lobbying government for an improvement to the funding of the Borough's schools was unanimously agreed across the Council.

    Cllr Beth Rowland (South Lake ward) said "Our schools are the lowest funded in the country and it is not good enough. Our children deserve better and are being penalised. I put forward this motion because the Liberal Democrats are concerned that the low levels of funding will begin to impact on the high standards that local schools achieve."