Reading & District Labour Party

News and Views from Reading

We’re gearing up for a general election!


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


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


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


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?


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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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


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


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 by Reading and District Labour Party regarding the recent article in the Jewish Chronicle


“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


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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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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Upcoming Women’s Labour Events


Hello, My name is Ayo Sokale and I am your Women’s Officer for Reading Labour. I am writing to invite you to the following events: – How to be a Councillor Date: 9th of September Time: 2-4pm Location: The Outlook, Kings Road We will have current councillors come and speak about their roles, what it…

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Christine Borgars RIP


Christine passed away on August 12th at around 6 pm, she was 75. She passed peacefully and shared her last moments with David her friend of 50 years. Her last few weeks were filled with messages of love and support from many, many people in the Reading area and beyond. For the majority of Christine’s…

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Stop Van Tool Theft


    I am supporting the campaign by local trades people who are calling for action to stop tool theft from vans, which is an increasing problem. Theft from commercial vehicles has a huge impact on tradespeople and small businesses in Reading. Not only is there a high cost in time and money to replace tools…

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From Empire Windrush to the Windrush Generation


Once upon a time, a ship crossed the sea to bring the avant-garde of people full of hopes from the West Indies to a land that needed much of it. WWII had only ended a few years before, and the UK needed rebuilding from the ground up. As often with unsung heroes, their achievements were…

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Celebrate the 70th Birthday of the NHS


Come and help us to celebrate 70 wonderful years of the NHS.   We will be meeting for NHS Saturday 1 – 2:30pm at Battle Library.

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Reading East & West Joint Fundraising Dinner with special guest Barry Gardiner MP

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Last week was Mental Health Awareness Week with a key focus on stress. Reading Young Labour members discussed what this meant for them in their everyday lives at school, work or university. One member said “nobody cares or understands” when it comes to mental health and stress in schools while another clarified that “teachers are…

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Cuts have consequences


Let’s talk about cuts (Baby) You probably know by now that the cuts to local government funding have not fallen equally across the country. Because the central government grant has been cut but council tax has been rising, wealthy areas of the country, where council tax receipts are higher and demand for statutory services is…

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Kentwood Election Special


The 2 Labour candidates are Councillor and Deputy Mayor Glenn Dennis, who is coming to the end of his 4-year term, and Ali Foster who is a Small Business Owner, and has lived in Reading for over 17 Years. She has 23 years of experience working in the NHS as a Mental Health Nurse, Improvement…

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