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  • Sarah Kerr - Liberal Democrat Candidate for Evendons ward
    Article: Jan 22, 2019
    By Wokingham Liberal Democrats

    Sarah Kerr is our Liberal Democrat candidate for the Evendons East by-election.

    She lives in Evendons ward on Evendons Lane with her husband and sons, and her adult triplet step-daughters visit often.

    She worked in the IT industry for several years, and later transferred her skills into the charity sector working as a fundraiser. After having her boys however, she decided to balance being a mother with her love of music and started a career as a freelance musician. She has two music degrees, and is a classically trained pianist and conductor working predominantly in the choral and opera world. She is also a keen runner.

  • Cllr Prue Bray
    Article: Jun 22, 2018
    By Wokingham Liberal Democrats

    The Liberal Democrats had much to celebrate on the 3rd of May, firstly increasing their vote share across the Borough by 4% to 32%, getting two councillors re-elected and gaining two seats from the Conservatives.

    Liberal Democrats re-elected

    In Winnersh, long standing and hard-working councillor Prue Bray increased her majority to 951 polling 1,646 votes,

  • Cllr Imogen Shepherd-DuBey and a felled tree at Elms Field (Wokingham Liberal Democrats)
    Article: Feb 25, 2018
    By Wokingham Liberal Democrats in The Wokingham Paper

    Last weekend, the destruction of Elms Field in Wokingham began. This involved felling many of the trees before the bird nesting season began. The Wokingham Liberal Democrats have long campaigned for sensible regeneration of Wokingham Town. Councillor Imogen Shepherd-DuBey wrote the following letter to the local papers:

  • Housing (Wokingham Liberal Deocrats)
    Article: Oct 18, 2017
    By Wokingham Liberal Democrats

    The problems

    • Imposed housing numbers are unrealistic - a 30% increase is too high for our Borough
    • Current numbers are destroying the very nature of our area and leading to gridlock
    • Green belt is under threat
    • Developer tactics manipulate the system to their advantage

    Our solutions

    • Fight the current housing numbers being imposed and lobby for a fairer national method for deciding them
    • More real local decision making on housing numbers & types
    • Wokingham Borough Council to provide more of its own land so we can control development and reduce land costs, to get more affordable housing
    • Smaller sites with more local control & work for local builders and self-builders
  • Lindsay Ferris and Ian Pittock (Wokingham Liberal Democrats)
    Article: Mar 28, 2017
    By Wokingham Liberal Democrats

    The Liberal Democrat Group on Wokingham Borough Council are delighted that Ian Pittock has left the Conservatives and joined the Liberal Democrats. Ian announced the move at the end of the Full Council Meeting last Thursday evening (23rd March).

    In his statement Ian gave his reasons for moving to the Liberal Democrats. These included his concerns over Brexit and how the Conservatives are running Wokingham Borough Council

    Lindsay Ferris (Leader of the Lib Dems on Wokingham Borough Council) expressed his delight that Ian had the courage of his convictions to join the Liberal Democrats and welcomed him to their Group. Lindsay added "It is clear that the tide is turning and more and more people are seeing that the Conservatives are letting down the residents of Wokingham Borough. The February by-election in Emmbrook showed the strength of local residents' feelings, as the Lib Dems took the seat from the Conservatives with a 696 majority.

  • Imogen Shepherd-DuBeyand an Emmbrook Pot Hole (Property of thw Wokingham Liberal Democrats)
    Article: Jan 15, 2017
    By Wokingham Liberal Democrats

    Cllr Imogen Shepherd-Dubey, Liberal Democrat Town Councillor for Emmbrook South, has been selected by the party to fight the Wokingham Borough Council by-election on Friday February 17th.

    Imogen has been Town Councillor for Emmbrook South since 2015, and has a long record of campaigning for the people of Emmbrook. As she grew up and went to school in Emmbrook, she has a deep interest in the area.

  • Rachelle and Prue in Dinton Pastures Car park (Dinton Patures Car Park)
    Article: Apr 3, 2016
    By Wokingham Liberal Democrats

    Conservative-controlled Wokingham Borough Council has massively increased car parking charges at Dinton Pastures and California Country Parks, causing fears that many local families will now be unable to use them. This steep rise in charges is likely to put people off going to the parks, so there will be less income, not more!

  • Current Conservative Plan for Elms Field
    Article: Jan 21, 2016
    By Wokingham Liberal Democrats

    Wokingham Liberal Democrats would like to present their alternative views to the Wokingham Regeneration Scheme.

    The key point of note are:

    • Lower risk and lower cost than Council's proposed scheme
    • Provides a sustainable town centre in the long term
    • Captures as much business as possible for the local economy
    • Transferable to other towns in the Borough
    • Saves the green space at Elms Field
    • Keeps Wokingham's market town feel.
  • Keith Malvern (Wokingham Liberal Democrats)
    Article: Nov 22, 2015
    By Wokingham Liberal Democrats

    Keith's priorities for Evendons West:

    • Fighting to protect green spaces such as Elms Field and would aim to ensure public access, going forward.
    • Would insist on using public money wisely
    • Campaigning to reduce speeding on Woosehill Spine Road
    • Believes the new market Place must be slip proof and safe for people with mobility and sight imparements.
    • Would insist that the Council should do more to tackle traffic congestion.
    • Wants to keep parking in the centre of Wokingham, where we need it most.
    • Wants fairer funding for wokingham's schools.
  • 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.