Statement on Forbury Gardens attack

The attack in the Forbury Gardens was shocking and will have ruined many lives. Our deepest condolences to those who were killed and their families and friends, their colleagues, and neighbours. Our thoughts are also with those innocent people who had to witness such violence and their loved ones, who will be comforting them now. And our thanks go out to those brave Police Officers who responded so swiftly and selflessly to protect the people of our town. 

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Men's Health Week 2020

You'll have surely guessed the theme for Men's Health Week 2020. It's 'Take Action on Covid-19'. The week runs from 15-21 June.

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Celebrating Carers Week 2020

Carers Week (8-14 June) is an annual awareness campaign to bring caring right out into the open – recognising and celebrating the contribution carers make to families and communities throughout the UK.

This Carers Week we want to draw attention to the brilliant local carers in our area who work tirelessly, often without recognition or support. The Liberal Democrats have repeatedly called for the Carer’s Allowance to be raised and for the number of hours required to qualify to be reduced. We would make it a legal duty for the NHS to identify carers to ensure unpaid carers have access to support and flexible visiting hours. We would also develop a Carer’s Passport to ensure carers are informed of their NHS rights.

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Suspension of Democracy in Reading

Reading Liberal Democrats have reacted furiously at the decision by the Labour Council to use emergency powers to limit scrutiny from opposition parties. As of yesterday a reduced Policy Committee consisting of the Labour Leader, his Deputy and the Leader of the main Conservative opposition party, is taking all the key council decisions after all other council and committee meetings were suspended.

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Reading Lib Dems Select Candidates for Snap General Election

Reading Liberal Democrats are delighted to announce the selection of their candidates to represent them in the forthcoming General Election.

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Demo this Saturday 7 September

This Saturday we'll be demoing with Reading Greens and Berkshire for Europe against Brexit and the prorogation of Parliament by Boris.

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Lib Dems reveal extent of 'criminal' Tory police cuts

Liberal Democrat analysis of new Home Office figures, published this week, has revealed that the Conservative Government cut funding to Thames Valley Police by 5.8% in real terms between 2015-16 and 2019-20.

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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 specialist provision.

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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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