Archive | April, 2011

Labour Gives Up In Woodley

Curiosity led me to look at the nominations for Woodley Town Council – currently run by the Liberal Democrats, with 15 of the 25 Councillors. Both the Lib Dems and Tories have 25 candidates, as might be expected.  One Green has put themselves forward. The number of Labour candidates is a big fat ZERO. I […]

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Change for the Lansley Bill: should we hold our breath?

There’s nothing like being ill (manflu in my case) to make you think about health-related matters. This week’s announcement of delays to the Health & Social Care Bill, though, look all a little too, er, convenient for comfort. This should be simple.  The Liberal Democrats’ position is – and it’s very public.  Those excellent people […]

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Starting Gun Fired: Labour and Conservatives Struggle for Local Candidates

The candidates for Reading Borough Council’s elections have just been published (http://ww2.reading.gov.uk/documents/Council_and_Democracy/Electoral/statementofpersonsnominated2011web.pdf).  They make very interesting reading as far as Labour and the Conservatives are concerned. In Labour’s held and ‘target’ wards (ie where they  seem to be focusing activity) we have: A candidate from Battle ward (West Reading) standing in Church in the South-East […]

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Lib Dems Demand Changes to Health and Social Care Bill

Please see the Social Liberal Forum’s special webpage about the NHS reforms at http://socialliberal.net/sign-the-statement/. As a member of the SLF’s Council I’m proud to be associated with this very important campaign to get the Health and Social Care Bill significantly amended. I would urge all Liberal Democrat members to both sign the statement and sign […]

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Two weeks until the death of integrated transport in Reading

Yes, that’s right.  On 18 April Reading Borough Council implements the closure of Station Hill and marks the death of any chances of a proper integrated transport hub. Ever since I first learned more than two years ago of what has been planned for this area, I have campaigned for a more sensible approach to […]

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