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Jeremy Corbyn visits Reading

01 Jun 2017

Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, spoke to around 1,000 people at Rivermead Leisure Centre, offering a better future for our community under Labour and warning of the damage another Conservative Government would do to the NHS, schools and other public services. Jeremy Corbyn highlighted Labour’s commitments to invest in the NHS and care for the elderly,…

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Olivia Bailey & Matt Rodda – Statement Regarding the Terror Attack in Manchester Arena

23 May 2017

“We are devastated by the horrendous attack in Manchester. The whole country is grieving for those who have lost their lives, and our thoughts are with their family and friends. We are also thinking about the brave men and women in our emergency services. We must never allow terrorism to divide our communities.”

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Alok Sharma and Rob Wilson: Examining their voting records and effectiveness as representatives for Reading

22 May 2017

Introduction When I set out to write this article I was planning two articles; one for Sharma and the other for Wilson. However, within only a few moments of my research it became very clear that there was no need to write two articles. Sharma and Wilson are identical! With the exception of only a…

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Labour Party Manifesto 2017

16 May 2017
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Labour’s Candidates for General Election 2017

01 May 2017

PRESS RELEASE Reading and District Labour Party are delighted to announce that Labour have selected former Reading East PPC, Cllr Matt Rodda (Katesgrove) to be our Parliamentary candidate in Reading East and Chair of the Labour Women’s Network, Olivia Bailey to be our candidate in Reading West for the 2017 General Election.   Matt Rodda,…

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How socialist solidarity can bring 7 years of Tory turmoil to an end

30 Apr 2017

WE ARE LIVING in a political age where anything can happen.  Everyone, including the pollsters predicted, predicted that Britain would vote “remain”, thought that Ed Miliband was heading for Downing Street in 2015, and most people believed a Donald Trump Presidency could never happen. Even as I type this, I learn that France’s two largest…

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Government Cuts Force Council Tax Rises

18 Apr 2017

READING Borough Council is recommending a 4.99% Council Tax increase for next year. It follows repeated and unprecedented cuts in Government funding at a time of huge increases in demand for vital Council services, particularly in social care. This week Surrey County Council agreed on a 15% Council Tax rise – in advance of a…

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Council put pressure on MP’s to act on South Reading’s underfunded health services

18 Apr 2017

A motion put forward by Cllr Ashley Pearce was unanimously passed by Reading Cllrs at March’s Full Council meeting. The motion pointed out that South Reading was 150th out of 150 CCG’s (clinical commissioning groups) in terms of funding across the UK. It also made clear the unfairness in the health funding gaps across Reading.…

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