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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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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Palmer Park Consultation

We welcome the publication of the RBC proposals to develop and improve the Palmer Park recreation complex, a major leisure facility for East Reading. You can find full details of the proposal on the Council’s website here. The consultation ends on Friday 22 February.

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