As announced by Jeremy Corbyn, outside the Israeli Embassy, last Saturday, there will be another demonstration this Saturday 22nd May 2021. Meet at Victoria Embankment at 1pm. The purpose of the demonstration is to show solidarity with the Palestinian people and to call on the Government to take action against Israel’s brutal violations of international…

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RDLP have been informed of two events that may be of interest to members and supporters. MARCH FOR PALESTINIANS Saturday 12pm 15th May 2021 Marble Arch London. MARCH FOR PALESTINIANS Sunday 16th May 2021 3pmReading Town Hall start and march up Friar Street, down Broad Street, then finish off with speeches. Please bring placards to remember…

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I would like to thank every single resident who put their faith in Reading Labour and voted for our candidates yesterday. We promise to continue working hard in your community, listening to your concerns and campaigning for a fairer future for all. Councillor Sarah Hacker Chair Reading & District Labour Party

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The police and crime bill is a deeply concerning overreach from an increasingly authoritarian government which has serious implications for the right to protest and for the gypsy, roma and traveller communities whose way of life it seeks to criminalise. We support the planned action to protest this bill in a way that is safe…

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Women should be safe to walk our streets however the events of this week, and the tragic murder of Sarah Everard, have shown this is not the case. We have been deeply saddened by Sarah’s death and the stories women across the UK and Reading have shared highlighting the danger and harassment they face everyday.…

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On International Women’s Day we reaffirm our pledge to stand in solidarity with women in our neighbourhoods, in Reading and beyond. We thank all our supporters, community activists, trade unionists, members and councillors who #ChooseToChallenge everyday. RDLP Women’s Officer Dr Alessandra BorlottiRDLP Chair Sarah HackerRDLP Secretary and Vice-Chair (East) Helen CaneyRDLP Vice-Chair (West) Billie ReynoldsRDLP…

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At Reading Borough’s full council meeting on Tuesday 23rd February, James Denny (pictured, Labour candidate for Peppard and secretary for Neurodivergent Labour) questioned the lead councillor for education, Ash Pearce on Special Educational Needs (SEN) provision for the borough. Cllr Pearce replied that significant investment is being put into SEN capacity, bringing provision closer to…

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Chair, Reading District Labour PartyTrade Union Liaison Officer, Reading District Labour PartyLabour Member of Parliament, Reading EastLabour Councillors, Reading Borough CouncilLabour Prospective Candidates, Reading Borough Council An Open Letter to Terry Barton, Chief Executive, Kingdom Services Group Kingdom Services Group Security Personnel, Royal Berkshire Hospital: Unite the Union Industrial Action Since 14 December 2020, security…

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Reading and District Labour Party stand in solidarity with the asylum seekers in Reading who are demonstrating against their treatment by Clearsprings. Clearsprings has been subcontracted by the Home Office to provide “services” to asylum seekers, including accommodation and support services. In Reading, asylum seekers have been treated with disdain by this company: they are…

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West Reading Councillors want your views on speed limits. Labour councillors in Battle, Kentwood and Norcot wards are launching an on-line survey seeking residents’ views on whether the residential streets off the Oxford Road between Reading West Station and Norcot Roundabout should become a 20mph zone. Currently the limit is 30mph except for sections of…

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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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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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Protesters gather in Forbury Gardens

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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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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