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  • Tamasin Barnbrook
    Article: Jul 18, 2016

    On the 23rd June there was another vote in RBWM, the Sunninghill and South Ascot Ward by-election. We caught up with the Liberal Democrat candidate Tamasin Barnbrook to talk about her experience.

    What does being a Liberal Democrat mean to you?

    I have been a member on and off since 2010 and have supported the LibDems since I started voting at 18. I chose the party because I felt it best promoted the values of a fair, free & open society which I personally agree with. The Local Party was particularly good at getting this across and at doing things for the local area which to me seems to have more impact on people's lives than national politics. I felt I may be able to do something useful.

  • Tim June 2016
    Article: Jul 3, 2016
    By Antony Wood

    Recently the hashtag #mysticclegg has been trending on twitter because of an article Nick Clegg wrote, with incredible foresight, concerning the referendum and its fallout.
    Many articles have been doing the rounds and the internet is getting excited about this isolated event. However, mystic Clegg has been a 'thing' for a good while.

  • Antony Wood and George Fussey
    Article: Jun 26, 2016

    A huge thank you to all our members who were engaged actively in this referendum. We were out canvassing in the rain, we held camp in high streets and stations and we made a difference and, even though it might not seem like it, we won. The Royal Borough voted to Remain. The figures were Remain 44,086 to Leave 37,706. It wasn't enough, but we are so proud that we got out there getting people engaged. For us that's the British spirit, fighting for decent values no matter the odds. Getting our feet on the ground and walking round to people to get them talking.

  • Antony Wood
    Article: Jun 21, 2016

    Local Lib Dems are stressing the importance of securing a positive vote to remain in the EU in the referendum on Thursday June 23.

    Here are 5 things we are doing to make a difference right now.

    1.

    A team led by Antony Wood has been out leafleting and knocking on doors in various areas of Windsor with two clear messages. First, on a whole range of issues more is to be gained than lost by continuing to work with partners within the EU. These issues include protecting jobs, exports and our environment, and tackling crime and terrorism. Second, it is important that as many people as possible get out to vote.

  • Article: Dec 2, 2015
    By East Berkshire Lib Dems ( S Hanney )

    East Berks Lib Dems condemn Tory cuts to important services but welcome the adoption of some Lib Dem policies

    November 29, 2015 12:56 PM
    By East Berkshire Liberal Democrats

    The East Berkshire Liberal Democrats passed the following motion at the local party's AGM on 25 Nov 2105:

    East Berks Lib Dems are appalled by the unnecessarily extreme cuts in the Conservative Government's 2015 spending review, but welcome the adoption of Lib Dem policies of increasing funding for the NHS and pensions, and scrapping the proposed Tory cuts in tax credits.

  • Simon Werner Councillor
    Article: Jul 23, 2015
    By Tom Roddy in Windsor Ascot & Eton Express

    Members of the Fair Funding for Borough Schools campaign are urging residents to 'keep up the pressure' on the council ahead of a meeting on Tuesday.

    The group has been campaigning against the borough's decision on Tuesday, April 28 to award £480,000 of developer funding to Holyport College.

    Catherine del Campo, one of the protesters, has been given the opportunity to speak at the full council meeting at Maidenhead Town Hall after a petition she launched on behalf of the group received 1,616 signatures.

  • Article: Jun 12, 2015
    By Dan Whiteway in Royal Borough Observer - online

    CONTROVERSIAL funding for a free school to which two top councillors have strong links was originally going to be for more than a dozen different schools, documents suggest.

    The Royal Borough has come under pressure over the past fortnight from a parents' group called Fair Funding For All Borough Schools for £480,000 of developer contribution cash being granted to Holyport College in April this year to facilitate an already fast-tracked expansion.

    The funding comes from developer contributions for a 271-home residential development in Stafferton Way, Maidenhead.

    According to council documents from January, the initial distribution of developer funding asked for by the council's education department was for close to £900,000 to primary and secondary schools across Maidenhead, including Year 7 entry at Holyport College, to meet needs in Maidenhead.

  • Councillors Allowances Graph
    Article: Jun 4, 2015

    Just a few days after their election victory Royal Borough Conservatives have moved to give themselves even more or your money.

    The increased allowances are being brought about by the creation of more posts on the council with additional responsibilities allowances. Increasing these allowances has been a recurring theme of the Conservative administration, with each new election, seeing the Conservatives hand themselves more goodies.