Lib Dems in Reading vow to challenge Govt’s “power grab” on planning

Liberal Democrats have warned that the Government’s planning proposals will “disempower” local authorities like Reading Borough Council and allow developers to “run roughshod” over local communities’ wishes.

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UK Government to Break the Law

Reading Lib Dems are calling on Reading’s MPs, Matt Rodda (Labour) and Alok Sharma (Conservative), to clarify their stance on adherence to international law. 

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Ed Davey Invites People of Reading to Join the Lib Dems

In a letter to the people of Reading, new Liberal Democrat leader Ed Davey has invited those interested in fighting for a fairer country to join him.

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Lib Dems in Reading slam Government’s planning proposals

The Liberal Democrats have condemned the Conservative Government’s plans to reform the planning system, arguing that proposed changes will do nothing to alleviate the housing crisis in Reading.

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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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