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Matt Rodda MP denounces New Year rail fares hike

07 Dec 2017

MATT RODDA, Reading East’s MP gave comment on the impending rail fare price hike which is due to hit commuters hard in the pocket in the New Year. Matt added his comments to those echoed in a recent article by the Shadow Secretary which appeared in the Guardian newspaper. He said: “Constituents who commute from…

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Matt Rodda condemns Trump actions on Israel

07 Dec 2017

MATT RODDA, Reading East’s MP condemned the recent move by US President Donald Trump to formally recognise Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel. President Trump has cited the statement as being ‘long overdue’ and necessary to seek to achieve peace, adding that Israel was a ‘sovereign nation’ and had ‘every right to to determine…

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Matt Rodda: Why I think Universal Credit should be paused and fixed

06 Dec 2017

Today is the 6 of December; a day which many people in my constituency will have been dreading as it is the day on which the Universal Credit benefit payment is rolled out here in Reading and Woodley.  Along with my team, I have campaigned hard both in the constituency and also in Parliament on…

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Matt Rodda supports St. Mungo’s and pledges to help end rough sleeping

05 Dec 2017

READING EAST MP Matt Rodda pledged help end rough sleeping at a St Mungo’s event in Parliament hosted by Mary Robinson MP. More than 80 guests, including St Mungo’s clients, parliamentarians and charity representatives, met in the House of Commons to discuss the government’s commitment to end rough sleeping, with Communities Secretary Sajid Javid MP…

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Reading’s foodbank ‘Readifood’ braced for demand due to Universal Credit

04 Dec 2017

Reading’s foodbank service ‘Readifood’ announced it was braced for the extra demand in service ahead of the impending full-service roll-out of Universal Credit. The benefit, which combines six previous support payments into one single payment has been widely criticised on both sides of Commons benches and here in Matt Rodda’s Reading East constituency, with his…

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Tuition Fees – The REAL impact

03 Dec 2017

Graduates face an additional charge on their income of up to 9% on their income due to tuition fee repayments.  

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Universal Credit is coming to Reading and Woodley on 6th Dec 2017

01 Dec 2017

The new 6 in 1 benefit will affect over 10,000 people in Reading and Woodley. There’s up to SIX WEEKS to wait for the first payment to come through….    

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Matt Rodda MP speaks out in Parliament on the impact of Tuition Fee Repayments on young graduates

29 Nov 2017

MATT RODDA, MP for Reading East, spoke out in Westminster Hall in a debate concerning tuition fees chaired by Sir David Crausby, MP for Bolton North East. He said: “I will address fee repayments in my constituency.  Reading is a university town, as many honourable Members may know, with a particularly high number of graduates. The…

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