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Corbyn: ‘Veterans not getting the services they deserve’

On Remembrance Sunday Jeremy Corbyn used a video message to support veterans and their families who have faced multiple cutbacks to key services they rely upon. The Labour Party is pledging better pay, better accommodation and better support for veterans and their families. Corbyn stated: “We remember the many brave people from Britain and all…

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Nurseries to grow as Labour outlines boost for families

The Labour Party has announced an ambitious £1 billion investment plan to reverse savage Tory cuts to the Sure Start programme. Launched originally in 1998 Sure Start is credited with boosting improvements in childcare as well as bolstering early education, health and family support. Labour has dedicated itself to its programme with a series of…

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Tory hopeful’s Reading campaign in ruins

Craig Morley, the Tory hopeful standing for Reading East, has faced ridicule after he mistakenly posted a picture of the ruins of Melrose Abbey in Scotland rather than Reading Abbey ruins on his homepage. Labour councillor Richard Davies said: “It would be obvious to anyone who had visited Reading Abbey ruins that that picture was…

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Berkshire fire risks continue as Rees-Mogg slammed over Grenfell

Recent news that a third of public buildings and flats checked by Berkshire fire services failed to meet fire safety standards have further highlighted the callous attitude of senior Tory Jacob Rees-Mogg who stated the victims of the Grenfell fire lacked “common sense.” Berkshire’s firefighting service carried out 1,137 audits of properties in 2018-19 with…

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Labour pledge on homes sweet homes

Homes should be safe and warm for families and not damage the environment for future generations, the Labour Party has stated. The party says that at the December 2019 election there is a clear choice and that “this is our last chance to take action to protect future generations or allow the Tories to accelerate…

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Tories’ scandalous record on health

Freedom of Information data obtained by the Labour Party has revealed a huge increase in the number of cancelled operations due to staffing issues and equipment failures. Under the Tories, patients are waiting longer for vital care with the future of the NHS likely to be decided at the December 2019 General Election. Labour is…

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Junior doctor slams Boris Johnson over NHS

Julia Simons, a trainee doctor at Addenbrookes hospital in Cambridge, last week challenged Tory leader Boris Johnson stating: “We know the NHS is being privatised even if it’s not explained in explicit terms.” The young medic’s public challenge came shortly before Johnson was filmed being booed by staff and members of the public outside the…

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We’re gearing up for a general election!

Reading East is already Labour and Reading West has become a marginal … let’s get out there and take our campaign to the people of Reading … can you help? If you are ready to campaign for a transformative Labour Government between now and December 12th, fill in the form and we’ll be in touch!

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Upcoming Women’s Labour Events

Hello, My name is Ayo Sokale and I am your Women’s Officer for Reading Labour. I am writing to invite you to the following events: – How to be a Councillor Date: 9th of September Time: 2-4pm Location: The Outlook, Kings Road We will have current councillors come and speak about their roles, what it…

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Stop Van Tool Theft

    I am supporting the campaign by local trades people who are calling for action to stop tool theft from vans, which is an increasing problem. Theft from commercial vehicles has a huge impact on tradespeople and small businesses in Reading. Not only is there a high cost in time and money to replace tools…

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Response on behalf of Labour Party Candidates [OFFICIAL]

Dear Tamzin Morphy, Further to your recent e-mail to Labour candidates standing in the Reading Borough wards, we are replying on behalf of Reading Labour Party and the 18 candidates who are standing in the local elections. We do not accept your simplistic ‘yes/no’ approach to the three questions. We would, therefore, request that the…

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Matt Rodda comments on child poverty in Reading East

New data from campaigning group ‘End Child Poverty’ shows that 21% of the children living in Matt Rodda’s Reading East constituency are living in poverty. This is a rise from the previous figure of 19.6% as reported in December 2015. The ‘End Child Poverty’ coalition have released new statistics showing the extent of child poverty…

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Matt meets Fire Chief at Royal Berkshire Fire & Rescue

The Chief Fire Officer of Royal Berkshire Fire & Rescue, Trevor Ferguson, welcomed Reading East MP Matt Rodda to tour the county’s state of the art operational control centre based in Reading, in addition to holding talks on the changes and challenges which the fire service deals with on an everyday basis. Matt was interested…

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Matt has talks on Universal Credit at Reading Jobcentre

Labour MP for Reading East Matt Rodda held talks with staff and managers at Reading JobCentre Plus about the roll out of Universal Credit at their premises on Friar Street. The Government started rolling out the new combined 6-payments-in-1 benefit, Universal Credit, in Reading and Woodley from 6 December 2017. Read full article here

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Caversham Nursery visit by Matt Rodda

MP for Reading East Matt Rodda was invited to visit Caversham Nursery to discuss the challenges arising from the continued Government cuts that are affecting the Nursery and Early Years Foundation Education in the constituency. Matt held detailed discussions with Lisa Bedlow, the Executive Headteacher of both Caversham Nursery and New Bridge Nursery School in…

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Matt visits Reading University to discuss politics with students

Matt Rodda, MP for Reading East, visited the University of Reading to discuss the last General Election which resulted in his election, as well as talking about breaking the barriers between the study of politics and its everyday practice. The audience, comprising a selection of third-year undergraduates and Masters postgraduates was facilitated by Dr Mark…

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