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Democracy Review: Young Labour

14 Jan 2018

Reading Young Labour would like to input the following points into the Democracy Review: ·        Young Labour needs proper funding for staff. Despite being a huge part of the Labour Party and being the future of the Party, there is currently only one paid worker who works part time for Young Labour. Whilst Young Labour…

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Matt Rodda supports Early Day Motion to promote the message of Women’s Equality

10 Jan 2018

This year marks a century since women were granted voting rights. A lot has happened under the banner of equality since that date, however, the recent news about pay inequality concerning former news editor Carrie Gracie shows that there is still a long way to go – even a century later. Ms Gracie is a…

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Matt Rodda concerned about ongoing winter crisis at Royal Berkshire Hospital

09 Jan 2018

Continued pressure on the NHS in Reading has led to many cancelled operations, and the Royal Berkshire Hospital is struggling to meet the increase in demand. The hospital has not only had to appeal to medical and nursing staff to turn in to cover extra shifts, but news has also emerged of the NHS Trust…

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Young Labour December Meet Up

08 Jan 2018

It was decided amongst the young members that having a meeting the day after the social was a bad idea and Reading Young Labour voted against this happening in the future. Young Labour discussed having an event with young members where speakers could attend and understand more about how the party works and how to…

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Matt welcomes initiative on Reading Festival cup recycling

06 Jan 2018

READING EAST MP Matt Rodda welcomed a new recycling initiative which would see cups from this year’s Reading Festival recycled to make new products such as garden furniture, playmats and industrial-related products. Read full article here…

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Matt comments on the Government U-turn to finally crack down on rogue landlords

05 Jan 2018

EIGHT months after the Labour Party called for tougher minimum standards in the private rented housing sector in its election policy document, Reading East MP Matt Rodda noted with interest that the Government is now considering parts of that policy. Prior to last year’s General Election, the Labour Party proposed that Councils would be empowered…

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Reading East MP condemns Government underfunding as hospital staffing levels struggle in Winter Crisis

03 Jan 2018

Following the appeal via social media by the Royal Berkshire Hospital for medical and nursing staff to turn up for extra shifts to help cope with the increased demand, Reading East MP Matt Rodda expressed his concerns over the growing strain on local healthcare provision. Read the full article here…

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Matt Rodda Campaigns Against Rail Fare Increases

02 Jan 2018

Commuters from Reading faced further New Year misery in addition to the biting cold weather with the introduction of yet further price hikes to the cost of rail travel. Reading East MP Matt Rodda attended a campaigning event at Reading Station on 2 January 2018. Read full article here…

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