Reading & District Labour Party

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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Labour to get UK rail services back on track

02 Dec 2019

The Labour Party has pledged to cut nationwide rail fares by 33% in a move that could save the average commuter over £1,000 a year. Reading rail passengers currently pay some of the highest fares in the country with the price per mile into London coming in at 31.8 pence. A recent BBC study has…

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Tory plans for back-door NHS privatisation

27 Nov 2019

The Labour Party have released uncensored government documents highlighting the risks that US healthcare companies pose to the NHS through potential increases in drug charges. The papers show details from talks between US and UK officials that took place between July 2017 and July 2019 showing that US firms are keen to discuss drug pricing…

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Plans to ease violence and crime

27 Nov 2019

Labour has announced plans to expand 18 Violence Reduction Units in areas where police forces are dealing with high rates of gang-related violent crime. Modelled on a model successfully trialed in Glasgow, the initiative would shift the focus from tackling criminality towards a public health approach to treating violence. Glasgow has seen violent crimes drop…

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