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Wokingham Liberal Democrats - fighting for Wokingham residents


  • Campaign Launch 2015 - Supporters and members with Judith and Baroness Sal Brinton
    Article: Mar 29, 2015


    Friday 27th March, Baroness Brinton, Lib Dem National President joined local members and supporters to celebrate Newbury and West Berks Liberal Democrat's Parliamentary Campaign and launch our Council Manifesto for 2015.

    The event, at Newbury Town Hall, was celebrated with LD diamonds, balloons and strings of Yellow Bunting run up by the 'Bunting Crew' for supporters to hang from our windows throughout the campaign (see photo). We have a lot to celebrate.

    Baroness Brinton said: "In government, our party has achieved many positive and beneficial things for people across the UK, which would not have happened with a single party Conservative majority government."

    Launching the Council Manifesto, Cllr Jeff Brooks said: "We are committed to providing a Council that listens to our residents, that respects your opinions and that works relentlessly to provide you with better services that put you, our customers, at the heart of our plans and efforts. Even in a time of austerity we can and should be ambitious for our district and our services."

    Judith said: "As I go door to door, I am hearing that people are really ready for Liberal Democrat leadership in our area again. Just yesterday, a man in Thatcham told me: "Ten years is enough. I don't like political monopoly. When they think they can take you for granted, politicians stop listening."

    "The values of openness, compassion and tolerance that maintained Lib Dem representation in parliament for Newbury and West Berkshire for so many years are still alive and well. I hope everyone will come out and support our campaign."

    Sal Brinton went on: "Judith is an outstanding local campaigner who will be an excellent MP. Like all our Lib Dem MPs, she will stand up for a fairer society and the needs of everyone in Newbury, Thatcham, Hungerford and the outlying parishes."

    If you would like to join the team in action for May 2015 we would love to see you. Please email Judith at judith.bunting@wbld.org.uk

    For more photos from Friday evening see: https://www.facebook.com/JudithBuntingforNewbury

    To follow Judith on Twitter, go to @JudithBuntingLD

  • Wokingham Liberal Democrats at Elms Field
    Article: Mar 23, 2015
    By Wokingham Liberal Democrats

    At last week's Wokingham Borough Council meeting, the Lib Dems proposed crucial amendments to a Wokingham town centre regeneration motion submitted by Philip Mirfin the Conservative lead on regeneration. The amendment was to prevent building on green space at Elms Field. The Conservatives voted against the Lib Dem amendments and are determined to continue with their controversial plans to build on Elms Field.

  • Cllr Lindsay Ferris
    Article: Mar 23, 2015
    By Wokingham Liberal Democrats

    Once again Wokingham's Conservatives showed they don't do local democracy by using their votes to stop last Thursday's Council meeting at 10.30pm, preventing any discussion at all of items raised by the Lib Dems.

    Cllr Lindsay Ferris (Twyford ward) said "I am appalled that the Conservatives think so little of local democracy and engagement with our residents that they continue to block opportunities for any debate or opposition in Wokingham. Over the last five months we have given them many chances to show that they are prepared to listen and seriously debate local issues but each time they have voted against this. At both the November and March council meetings the Conservatives were happy to debate Conservative motions but then stopped the meetings to prevent Lib Dem motions being heard.

  • Wokingham Libdems feel that residents deseve better when it comes to M4 Noise
    Article: Mar 21, 2015
    By Wokingham Liberal Democrats

    A recent Conservative leaflet in Earley claimed that John Redwood MP has been talking to Ministers to get noise abatement measures between junctions 11 and 10 of the M4 motorway.

    A Freedom of Information request reveals that Mr Redwood has not had any meetings with Department of Transport Ministers to discuss the M4 Smart motorway project between junctions 10 and 11 since January 2014.

  • Clive Jones - Lib Dem prospective Parliamentary candidate
    Article: Mar 18, 2015
    By Wokingham Liberal Democrats

    Working people in Wokinghamwill benefit from a £905 income tax cut by 2018 thanks to a flagship Liberal Democrat Budget policy, Clive Jones, Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Wokingham said today.

    The Budget included Lib Dem plans to raise the tax-free personal allowance yet again to £10,800 in 2016/17 and £11,000 a year later.


Wokingham 2014