Lee Dillon announced as Prospective Parliamentary Candidate

Lee Dillon has been announced as Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Newbury Constituency.

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Newbury Town Council Lib Dems declare climate emergency

The Lib Dem group on Newbury Town Council propose a climate change emergency and positive action to ensure all activities of the council support this.

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Lib Dems make significant gains in 2019 local elections

A massive thank you to everyone that helped, supported and voted for us to achieve a massive increase in representation on West Berkshire Council, and to have won control of Newbury and Thatcham Town Councils in order to bring real change for the residents of West Berkshire.

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Lib Dems launch manifesto to Demand Better for West Berkshire

Launching the 2019 Liberal Democrat Fresh Start Manifesto, Councillor Lee Dillon, Leader of the West Berkshire Liberal Democrats, says "At a time when national politics is dominated by one issue, the important role that local councils play on a daily basis can get lost in the noise. In spite of this, our pledge is to deliver better services and be better representatives for you and your family."

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Lib Dems set to win big in West Berkshire in 2019

A recent survey across West Berkshire has revealed that over 75% want a Liberal Democrat-run council rather than a Conservative one.

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Lib Dems condemn use of £500,000 of taxpayers' money in flawed LRIE project

For some years West Berks Council has been trying to regenerate Newbury’s London Road Industrial Estate (LRIE) and this month the council have finally revealed £5,665,181.08 of public money has been spent on the project to date. Investing in West Berkshire's towns to create new homes, and develop employment opportunities is a good thing, but the way this has been handled by the current council has meant all West Berks taxpayers have had to foot the bill.

The council claim most of the money has come from government grants and other contributors. However, it has now been revealed that, at the very least, £523,000 of West Berkshire taxpayers’ money has been thrown at the scheme.

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West Berks says no to Brexit

Two years and five months since the EU Referendum, our poll in Northbrook Street confirms West Berks residents still believe the Brexit negotiations are going badly, and that Brexit will be bad for jobs and the NHS.

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Lib Dems submit 7,500 strong petition calling to scrap the Green Bin Tax

Lib Dem Campaigners and Councillors have been campaigning for over a year against the Council’s Green Bin Tax. Thursday evening saw Lib Dems present petitions with over 7,500 signatures to the Leader of Council demanding them to scrap the Green Bin Tax.

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West Berkshire Council reported to Trading Standards over Green Bin Tax

Lib Dem Councillor Alan Macro has complained to West Berks Council Trading Standards that the council did not adequately inform residents that they need only pay £25 for garden waste collection (Green Bin Tax) if they subscribe between 1st March and 30th June. The complaint reads:

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Council Leader's defence of Tory Cllr's transphobic retweet proves exactly why we need a change

This evening at a full council meeting, Conservative leader Cllr Graham Jones was asked why Dominic Boeck has not been removed from the Executive Committee given the verdict of the Council's Governance and Ethics Committee on his Twitter activity. 

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