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Lib Dems celebrate with Dr Phillip Lee

Wokingham Liberal Democrats - fighting for Wokingham residents



  • Helen Power
    Article: Sep 2, 2020

    It is with great sadness that Wokingham Liberal Democrats have learned that former party campaigner and Evendons Ward Councillor Helen Power, lost her long battle with cancer on Saturday 29th August.

    Helen was part of the team that started the local Lib Dem revival on the Borough Council, winning her seat in Evendons Ward on a momentous night in May 2018. Tragically it was just 8 months later that Helen would have to resign as a Counsellor after undergoing what Helen described as 'brutal' chemotherapy treatment and being diagnosed with incurable cancer.

  • Wokingham Liberal Democrats at the local BLM event
    Article: Sep 1, 2020

    Wokingham Liberal Democrats proudly attended the Wokingham Black Lives Matter event in Elms Field on Saturday.

  • Article: Aug 31, 2020
    By Cllr Imogen Shepherd-DuBey

    There is unequivocal evidence that terror is being perpetrated by the Chinese state against the Uighurs Muslims in the Xinjiang region of northwest China. This includes reports that concentration camps have been set up for the mass internment and 're-education' of up to a million Uighurs Muslims, along with reports of torture and coercion in these camps. The Uighurs also face harsh religious and cultural restrictions, for example - facial hair being too long, not being allowed to fast in Ramadan, and prohibitions on speaking the Uyghur language in public spaces.

  • Article: Aug 27, 2020
    By Clive Jones and Sarah Kerr

    The Liberal Democrat group on Wokingham Borough Council are angry that the decision of investing in polypropylene recycling sacks has been upheld despite the obvious lack of due diligence and disregard for good financial management. Action on tackling wet waste has been unnecessarily delayed due to the poor financial management of taxpayers money by this Conservative administration. The delay of not having provided a full business case in July when funding was approved has cost taxpayers £100k according to estimates by the Conservative administration.

  • Article: Aug 25, 2020

    Highways and Transport

    The highway asset

    The highway is the most used service that the Borough Council offers, and we all use it, whether you are walking, cycling, a bus or rail passenger or driving.

    It is therefore an extremely important asset and needs to be looked after for all its users. A road shows major signs of deterioration when potholes appear, and the travelling public may claim for damage to their vehicle. Unless the council can defend the claim, they will need to pay out, creating more inefficiencies. The Executive Member for Highways and Transport proudly announced in February that 7,000 works orders for routine repairs had been issued and more resources had been put in to fill potholes. This is inefficient use of money as the road has not been looked after properly. It comes down to preventative maintenance, treating the road before the potholes occur. This continues to be our plan.