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Conference 2017: Live blog

23/09/2017

RDLP Conference 2017 Delegates, Louise Hill and Ellie Emberson will be posting updates here for the duration of the Conference.

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Proud of Pride And Proud Of Our Town

05/09/2017

Saturday saw the 14th Reading Pride and it was the biggest ever!  The parade saw 1,500 people march through Reading and 14,000 people passed through the gates of the Pride arena.  It was a fantastic day.  The sun shined and the people of Reading came together to show love unites!  I was a very proud Patron of…

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Whitley News

24/08/2017
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Kennet Island News: Summer 2017

24/08/2017
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From A Levels to talking culture with the Vice-Chancellor

18/08/2017

It’s A level results day and I still remember getting my results.  They were handed out in sealed envelopes so you had the added stress of having to open the envelope to find out what they were.  It felt like the rest of my life was in that envelope – of course it wasn’t and…

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VOTE 100 Plans already starting

17/08/2017

I’m really excited that we already have a lot of interest in next year’s 100 anniversary of women getting the vote. Labour women know the struggle for equality is not over but it will be a great opportunity to celebrate how far we have come in the last 100 years and to think about where we…

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Green flags flying across the town

16/08/2017

Today I received the news that two of Reading’s most beautiful and historically important parks had been awarded Green Flag and Green heritage Site awards. Forbury Gardens and Caversham Court Gardens have once again been awarded Green Flag status.  This just confirms what I already knew and that is these parks are wonderful additions to…

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Jeremy Corbyn visits Reading

15/08/2017

Two thousand eight hundred and seventy seven votes is all we need and I’m gonna do pretty much anything I can to make sure we get there. Which is why I am walking a dog in Whitley Wood. Ruby is a fantastic old girl and very likely to lick the face right off you so…

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Norcot Banner – Summer 2017

11/08/2017
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Park Voice – Summer 2017

10/08/2017
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Spiritual Home For The Black Community In Reading

09/08/2017

Reading Black Community   It’s hard to walk or drive through Reading town centre without noticing that black history mural. It’s a strong symbol of the black community, our history and our contribution to this town. Last week, we sat in a community meeting and listened to passionate speeches about the mural and Central Club.…

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Our schools under pressure

28/07/2017

A key concern raised time and again during the general election was the cuts in real terms to school budgets. Up and down the country parents and guardians expressed increasing concern that their children’s education was being compromised by austerity led cuts eating into the education budget. The Government has cut school funding by £2.8 billion since…

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Redlands Matters – Summer 2017

27/07/2017

News from Redlands Labour Party

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Speaking with the community in Whitley

24/07/2017

A few dedicated Labour members were once again out on Sunday afternoon speaking with residents about every issue they face as a citizen of our town. Conversations with residents ranged from discussing vacant council properties and drug dealing, to contemplating the pro’s and cons of buying a second hand car the perils of having a…

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A well deserved rest after a morning campaigning

22/07/2017

Woodley and Whitegates Branch Labour Party were out in force today, joined by Matt Rodda MP! After a wet and windy morning campaigning the team enjoyed teas and coffees in Woodley town centre.  

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Cllr Rachel Eden at WhitFest

22/07/2017

Whitfest Posted by Rachel Eden Labour Councillor for Whitley ward on Saturday, 22 July 2017

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Enduring the rain to fight for Reading

22/07/2017

Even in this mornings horrible weather Labour were out all over Reading, talking to residents about the issue that are important to them. Taking a break from his busy life as an MP, Matt Rodda joined a host of Labour members to engage with the community. If you are interested in joining Labour or would…

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Matt Rodda’s Maiden Speech in Parliament

21/07/2017

Matt Rodda has made his maiden speech in Parliament as the MP for Reading East.   Please click here to watch the full speech on Parliament.tv.    Alternatively, please view the full transcript below: Matt Rodda (Reading East) (Lab) I am pleased to follow the hon. Member for Harrow East (Bob Blackman) and I welcome…

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Heritage Lottery Fund to Reading for their away day

20/07/2017

Reading Borough Council, the University of Reading and Reading UK CIC welcomed a group from the Heritage Lottery Fund to Reading for their away day. The focus of the first half of the day was their new Great Place scheme https://www.greatplacescheme.org.uk.This is the first time they have run the scheme, which is partnered by the…

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Matt Rodda MP attends Mesothelioma Action Day

10/07/2017

READING EAST MP MATT RODDA was honoured to chair the Action Mesothelioma Day event organised by the Berkshire Asbestos Support Group (BASG) at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Caversham Bridge on Friday 7 July 2017. Keynote speeches were delivered by Dr Chris Davies a consultant at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Amy Kerr a research nurse with…

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