Cost of Living Survey

07 Mar 2022

The Conservatives have failed on energy and working families are footing the bill. Labour would take fully-funded measures to reduce price rises saving most households around £200 or more…

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The Future of Recycling in Reading

31 Jan 2022

The introduction of food waste collections has taken Reading’s recycling rate to over 50% for the first time ever: Over 600 tonnes of food waste is diverted from landfill every month and used to generate electricity and fertiliser. Reading’s Labour Councillors are now planning for the next expansion to kerbside collections: glass. Reading’s Lead Member for Neighbourhoods and Communities, Labour Councillor Adele Barnett-Ward answers your questions about glass recycling…

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Conservatives’ Fraud Write-off Costs Reading £10.8 million

21 Jan 2022

New figures, published today by Reading Labour, reveal the staggering cost of the Chancellor’s fraud write-off to families across Reading.

This week Rishi Sunak, the Conservative Chancellor, announced he was writing off a staggering £4.3bn in Covid fraud – the equivalent of 128,000 nurses’ salaries or 146,000 police officers.

That’s the equivalent of £156 per household wasted on fraud alone. Across Reading that is £10,888,800…

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Labour Councillors Slam Tory Police Commissioner’s “Partisan Funding Allocation”

18 Jan 2022

Reading Labour councillors subjected Matthew Barber, the Conservative Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner [PCC], to tough questioning during his attendance at Reading Borough Council’s Policy Committee on Monday 17th January 2022.

In September 2021, Mr Barber announced a 52% cut to Reading’s Community Safety funding. This drastic funding cut will mean difficult decisions around vital work to tackling reoffending and residents’ priority issues in Reading…

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Boris Johnson is treating the people of Reading with contempt: he partied while 224 in Reading died

12 Jan 2022

Responding to the latest reports of parties in Downing Street during lockdown – including a ‘Bring Your Own Bottle’ party which the Prime Minister and his wife are widely reported to have attended, Labour’s Cllr Graeme Hoskin has called on local Conservatives to send a clear message to Conservatives in Downing Street…

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Senior Conservative Councillor Crosses Floor To Join Reading Labour

10 Jan 2022

David Stevens, councillor for Thames ward on Reading Borough Council, has announced today that he is crossing the floor to join the Labour Party…

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Thank you!

10 May 2021

I would like to thank every single resident who put their faith in Reading Labour and voted for our candidates yesterday…

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Reading & District Labour

It’s Polling Day!

06 May 2021
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