Reading District Labour Party

Reclaim the Streets doorstep vigil tonight

13 Mar 2021

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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Happy International Women’s Day !

08 Mar 2021

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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Special Educational Needs (SEN) provision for the borough

26 Feb 2021

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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Cllr Gul Khan, age 78, with a video message on the Covid Vaccine

20 Feb 2021

Get the latest information about COVID-19 Learn about vaccine progress from the NHS

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An Open Letter to Terry Barton, Chief Executive, Kingdom Services Group

17 Feb 2021

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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Statement of solidarity with asylum seekers in Reading

15 Feb 2021

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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Stop West Berkshire Council Redundancies

18 Jan 2021

West Berkshire Council are proposing to make staff redundant to help balance their books. Please support the petition being organised by West Berkshire UNISON. http://chng.it/cLzrwq6B

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Is 20 Plenty?

18 Jan 2021

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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