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Matt Rodda MP listens to opponents of development planned for St Patrick’s Hall

18 Jan 2018

Following on from his letter to the Planning Department at Reading Borough Council just before last Christmas in relation to the planned development at St. Patrick’s Hall, Reading East MP Matt Rodda took some time to re-visit the area and listen to residents’ concerns. The Planning Application is listed to go before the Planning Committee…

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Childhood Obesity and Junk Food Advertising discussed in Westminster Hall debate

18 Jan 2018

The growing problem of junk food advertising and its effect on childhood obesity was one of several issues discussed in a Westminster Hall debate attended by Reading East MP Matt Rodda. Various health studies have shown the impact of junk food advertising on the rise in childhood obesity. Children are ‘bombarded’ with television advertisements during…

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Matt attends event for Deafness Awareness in Parliament

17 Jan 2018

Reading East MP Matt Rodda attended an event in the House of Commons hosted by the National Deaf Children’s Society aimed at deaf children and their families by emphasising the importance of technology in early years provision. The National Deaf Children’s Society was formed in 1944. To the present day the visions and values of…

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Matt Rodda congratulates Royal Berkshire Hospital on Outstanding CQC Report

16 Jan 2018

Reading East MP Matt Rodda congratulated the Royal Berkshire Hospital on achieving an outstanding Care Quality Commission (CQC) report, with results attained despite the serious pressures facing the hospital and other parts of the NHS. Staff were able to demonstrate improvement in all of the services inspected which included urgent and emergency care, medical care…

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Matt Rodda visits ME2

15 Jan 2018

Me2 is a unique organisation based in Woodley which specialises in supporting children and young people with additional needs from the age of 5 to 19 to enable them to attend local mainstream activity clubs. Reading East MP Matt Rodda was delighted to be invited to visit them to learn more about the work they…

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Matt Rodda MP receives Front-Bench promotion

15 Jan 2018

In a recent mini-shuffle Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has promoted Reading East MP Matt Rodda to the post of Shadow Minister for Local Transport. On making the appointments, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Leader of the Labour Party, said: “I am pleased to make these appointments to strengthen Labour’s frontbench team, which is now a Government…

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Matt Rodda at Thameside Primary

14 Jan 2018

In a constituency-based day of visits which focussed on children, education and young people, Reading East MP Matt Rodda visited the Head and Governing Body at Thameside Primary School. In addition to discussing the variety of challenges faced by the school, Matt listened to details of the excellent work done by teaching and support staff…

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Matt Rodda Celebrates Reading’s Young Entrepreneurs

14 Jan 2018

Matt Rodda was delighted to attend a presentation at St. Joseph’s College recently. The event was hosted by WYRE, a young enterprise company set up by Sixth Form students of the Reading-based independent college. The business enterprise formed part of the students’ Business Studies A-Level qualification, and focused on the selling electronic of goods at…

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