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Birds of a feather …

20/11/2019

Reading East Labour Party canvassers rescued a swan last weekend while door-knocking in Caversham. The bird was found wandering the streets and was returned to safety on the Thames. Matt Rodda – the Labour MP for Reading East – said: “In between doorstep conversations and deliveries today our Caversham team took a break to rescue…

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Labour manifesto sign-up

18/11/2019

The Labour Party is preparing to launch its 2019 manifesto and is inviting people to view the document when it is launched in the next few days. The party is seeking to outline significant change to help deliver “concrete improvements to the lives of millions.” At the core of the manifesto will be the goal…

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Corbyn: ‘Veterans not getting the services they deserve’

12/11/2019

On Remembrance Sunday Jeremy Corbyn used a video message to support veterans and their families who have faced multiple cutbacks to key services they rely upon. The Labour Party is pledging better pay, better accommodation and better support for veterans and their families. Corbyn stated: “We remember the many brave people from Britain and all…

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Nurseries to grow as Labour outlines boost for families

09/11/2019

The Labour Party has announced an ambitious £1 billion investment plan to reverse savage Tory cuts to the Sure Start programme. Launched originally in 1998 Sure Start is credited with boosting improvements in childcare as well as bolstering early education, health and family support. Labour has dedicated itself to its programme with a series of…

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Tory hopeful’s Reading campaign in ruins

07/11/2019

Craig Morley, the Tory hopeful standing for Reading East, has faced ridicule after he mistakenly posted a picture of the ruins of Melrose Abbey in Scotland rather than Reading Abbey ruins on his homepage. Labour councillor Richard Davies said: “It would be obvious to anyone who had visited Reading Abbey ruins that that picture was…

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Berkshire fire risks continue as Rees-Mogg slammed over Grenfell

06/11/2019

Recent news that a third of public buildings and flats checked by Berkshire fire services failed to meet fire safety standards have further highlighted the callous attitude of senior Tory Jacob Rees-Mogg who stated the victims of the Grenfell fire lacked “common sense.” Berkshire’s firefighting service carried out 1,137 audits of properties in 2018-19 with…

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Labour pledge on homes sweet homes

04/11/2019

Homes should be safe and warm for families and not damage the environment for future generations, the Labour Party has stated. The party says that at the December 2019 election there is a clear choice and that “this is our last chance to take action to protect future generations or allow the Tories to accelerate…

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Tories’ scandalous record on health

04/11/2019

Freedom of Information data obtained by the Labour Party has revealed a huge increase in the number of cancelled operations due to staffing issues and equipment failures. Under the Tories, patients are waiting longer for vital care with the future of the NHS likely to be decided at the December 2019 General Election. Labour is…

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Junior doctor slams Boris Johnson over NHS

04/11/2019

Julia Simons, a trainee doctor at Addenbrookes hospital in Cambridge, last week challenged Tory leader Boris Johnson stating: “We know the NHS is being privatised even if it’s not explained in explicit terms.” The young medic’s public challenge came shortly before Johnson was filmed being booed by staff and members of the public outside the…

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We’re gearing up for a general election!

30/10/2019

Reading East is already Labour and Reading West has become a marginal … let’s get out there and take our campaign to the people of Reading … can you help? If you are ready to campaign for a transformative Labour Government between now and December 12th, fill in the form and we’ll be in touch!

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Conference Update – Sunday 22 Sept

23/09/2019

Update from Conference, Sunday 22nd September … This morning opened with a long debate on rebuilding Britain’s Public Services and speakers addressed the devastating injustices and Labour’s humane solutions in the areas of education, health and social care.   Angela Rayner was up first, outlining the changes Labour would make in education, with many announcements received…

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Conference Update – Saturday 21 Sept

23/09/2019

Update from Conference, Saturday 21st September … The main agenda item on Saturday was the priorities ballot where delegates and affiliates voted to decide which motions  to debate from a long list.  Helen and I met to agree which 10 motions to support and voted for the following which are NOT listed in order of…

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National Campaign Day

23/09/2019

We will be door knocking and delivering leaflets and making phone calls across Reading East and West as part of our national campaign day. Join us as we take to the streets on the Saturday following Labour Party Conference Come along to the Reading and District Labour Party office on Portman Road to join a…

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Prominent Figures from every continent pledged their support to join the Climate Strikes on Friday 20th September. Did you join them?

20/09/2019

Reading & District Labour Party Supported the Global Climate Strike in Reading today with Trade Unions and other organisations joining school children from across the area. Those attending the march in Reading were responding to a call from Greta Thunberg and her student comrades for adults to join them in a world-wide #Strike4Climate on Friday…

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STOP THE COUP – JOIN THE PROTEST

29/08/2019

Tuesday 3rd September, from 5pm at Reading Town Hall, RG1 1DA Boris Johnson has shut down parliament ahead of forming his new Government, removing the opportunity for parliament to debate and pushing us towards a damaging no deal brexit. “The prorogation of Parliament is deeply irresponsible and is a direct challenge to MPs from all parties…

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Reading Pride 2019

26/08/2019

Reading and District Labour Party will be attending Reading Pride 2019 to celebrate the very best of the LGBT+ Community. Join RDLP LGBT+ Officer, Alyssa Henley and other Labour Activists to celebrate the 16th year of Reading Pride, this Saturday 31st August at Kings Meadow.

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An update from one of our new councillors

25/06/2019

YOU ELECTED ME.. WHAT’S NEXT? By Ayo Sokale This is the first of my blog posts updating you on my activities as your councillor. What has happened so far? I had my first Caversham ward councillor surgery at the Weller Centre on Amersham Road on the 11th May 2019. I have chosen the committees and panels I will…

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A statement has been provided to R&DLP by Nada al-Sanjari regarding the recent article in the Jewish Chronicle

23/05/2019

“An Article has been published by The Jewish Chronicle on May 22nd 2019 that has a number of untrue statements that were pointed out to the journalist. Nada Al-Sanjari has never been a member of Reading Labour and had no involvement whatsoever with inviting Glyn Secker. She is not on the mailing list and would…

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International Day of Democracy

16/09/2018

What is the International Day of Democracy? The International Day of Democracy, observed by all United Nations member states, is a day to celebrate and promote the values, ideologies & importance of democracy worldwide. The day is on the 15th of September every year, and the international community celebrates for democracy. Quick History Lesson –…

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BAME VOICE #1

14/09/2018

Let’s be a positive voice   ¦   Let’s be united   ¦   Let’s be welcoming   ¦   Let’s bring respect back in our communities   ¦   Let’s engage young people It is our Labour Party as well! Change is coming. It’s coming in British society because Labour is changing for the better. True to its tradition, Labour is about…

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