Our 2019 Local Election Candidates

Our candidates for the 2019 Local Elections in Reading, with a message from them to voters sent recently to the Reading Chronicle.

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Tories condemned for slashing local special needs budget by almost £3.9m

The Liberal Democrats have today condemned the Conservative Government for slashing Reading Borough Council's budget for special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) by £3,500 per pupil in real terms since 2015 (a total cash shortfall of almost £3.9 million), resulting in a loss of specialis...

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Reading Lib Dems launch 2019 Local Election Manifesto

Reading Liberal Democrats have launched their manifesto of priorities for the upcoming 2019 Local Elections.

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Lib Dems warn of a "postcode lottery" for health checks

The Liberal Democrats have today warned of a “postcode lottery” as official figures reveal only 52% people in Reading have been offered a health check over the last 5 years, significantly below the national average of 85.21%.

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A Holiday in the Library

Services in Caversham that support families have been hit hard in recent years. Our children’s centres have closed, and our schools are not properly funded. Other crucial services used by families such as buses and libraries have been cut.

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Reading needs a change. A change from failure, a change from complacency. Most importantly we need a change from the waste and spin that have characterised decisions such as the one-way IDR, botched bin collections and the current crisis in school admissions.

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