Reading District Labour Party

Reading Labour Party Orders “Just Desserts” for Rogue Caterers

14 Jan 2021

LUNCH IS SERVED::  20g of cheese balanced on top of a raw potato, followed by a tin of tomatoes, garnished with a microscopic segment of carrot. (source: Good Law Project) When a photograph of a small quantity of random, incompatible and not very fresh looking food items appeared on Twitter; Chartwell UK, the FTSE 100…

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Move learning online: Reading Labour support NEU calls to close primary schools

03 Jan 2021

Reading Labour fully supports the statement made by the National Education Union (NEU) “The National Education Union is calling upon Government to move learning online in all primary schools including primary special schools in England for at least 2 weeks and issuing advice to all members informing them of their legal rights not to have…

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DJ N:Fostell Presents Reading Black Lives ! 6pm Wednesday October 21, 2020

20 Oct 2020

Join hosts Boubacar Dembele and Charlene Chetty for an evening of music, dance and stories – enjoying music, sharing stories, impacting black lives because they matter.Guests Michaela Jones, Cllr Ayo Sokale, campaigner Glenn Dennis, Syreeta and Syrai, Michael Ogunseye, Sonia Walker and Matt Rodda MP. Caribbean music and Afrobeats.Soca dance lesson by Michaela Jones. Discounts:JB…

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Young Labour Book Review: The Dispossessed, Ursula Le Guin

16 Jul 2020

In the aftermath of the crushing 2019 General Election, I felt I had to get ‘active’ in a political sense. To put my money where my mouth is, so to speak, which led me to join the Labour Party. It came at a time of great uncertainty. I’d recently moved back to my home town…

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Protesters gather in Forbury Gardens

Reading event shows that Black Lives Matter

15 Jun 2020

Several hundred people joined forces to attend a Black Lives Matter event in central Reading on Saturday 13 June. It is the second event in the town marking the recent death of George Floyd at the hands of the police in the US state of Minnesota and was part of a series of national protests…

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STATEMENT OF SUPPORT AND JUSTICE FOR GEORGE FLOYD

08 Jun 2020

Black and Asian members of the Reading and District Labour Party wish to express their outrage over the callous murder of George Floyd which took place on 25 May 2020. This horrific and abominable event is not isolated. It personifies systemic racism and police violence all over the world including here in the UK, on…

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Reading Mutual Care - active in the town and assisting vulnerable people

Mutual aid groups lead Reading response to Covid-19

17 Apr 2020

Covid-19 has prompted Reading residents to band together and form Reading Mutual Care, a major aid group across the town with a number of Labour Party members helping this drive to support their local communities. The group has now been in operation for several weeks. Reading Mutual Care has quickly grown in size with a…

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Reading East Tory wanna-be MP in hustings no-show

06 Dec 2019

Voters in Reading East who were hoping for ring-side seats to a pre-election showdown event at the town-centre venue RISC have expressed disappointment a no-show from Tory hopeful Craig Morley. “Morley can’t handle public scrutiny – reminds me of someone else in the Tories,” said one voter who attended Wednesday night’s event. The Conservative’s Reading…

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