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South Central Region

Welcome to the web site of South Central Region Liberal Democrats.

South Central Region covers the counties of Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, and this site contains information about the Liberal Democrats across the region.

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  • Norman Lamb and Layla
    Article: Sep 15, 2014

    Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder has called on the EU to secure future funding for an international Ebola vaccine trial being led by the Jenner Institute at Oxford University.

    During the trial, which was launched last week, the vaccine will be tested on 60 healthy volunteers at the Oxford Vaccine Centre at the Churchill Hospital. If successful, the vaccine will then be distributed to high-risk communities in African countries currently suffering from the deadly outbreak.

  • Judith Bunting is on the Sunday Politics - BBC One, Sunday 14th September 2014
    Article: Sep 14, 2014

    Judith Bunting appeared on the Sunday Politics, this weekend, on Sunday 14th September.

    The programme is now available on the BBC iplayer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04gmlg4/sunday-politics-south-14092014. The discussion from BBC South begins 37mins and 15 secs into the full broadcast.

    Judith appears alongside parliamentary candidates from the other parties:

  • Abingdon Dunmore byelection team
    Article: Sep 14, 2014

    Liberal Democrat Margaret Crick was elected to the Vale of White Horse District Council by-election in Dunmore on Thursday 11th September. She held the seat with an increased majority and a massive swing of 14.7%.

    The full results are:

    Lib Dem

    745

    Conservative

    499

    UKIP

    90

    Labour

    87

  • Clive Jones
    Article: Sep 14, 2014

    Press Release by Breast Cancer Care.


    Berkshire man, Clive Jones faces breast cancer and becomes catwalk superstar at London fashion show
    On Wednesday 1 October, Wokingham resident, Clive Jones, aged 56, will don designer glad rags as he takes to the catwalk for Breast Cancer Care's celebrity-hosted London fashion show, held at Grosvenor House Hotel, to launch Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
    Clive, is one of 24 inspiring men and women who have received a breast cancer diagnosis and will model at this emotional and uplifting show.

  • Dr Jenny Woods Reading East
    Article: Sep 13, 2014

    Liberal Democrats have chosen Dr Jenny Woods as their Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Reading East. She was selected following a meeting of local party members this week.

    Jenny has campaigned locally on issues of importance to residents in Reading and Woodley, such as transport, education and provision of leisure facilities. Nationally, she has a high profile in civil liberties campaigning, particularly around online communications, where she was part of the Lib Dem team that successfully threw out the "Snoopers' Charter."

  • Catherine Bearder
    Article: Sep 10, 2014

    European Commission President Juncker today announced that Lord Jonathan Hill will be assigned the portfolio of financial services once he takes up his post as Britain's EU Commissioner.

    Commenting, Liberal Democrat MEP, Catherine Bearder, said:

    "Today's appointment demonstrates that Britain continues to wield significant influence in Europe.

  • Norman Lamb at Jenner Institute
    Article: Sep 9, 2014

    Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder has called on the EU to secure future funding for an international Ebola vaccine trial being led by the Jenner Institute at Oxford University.

    During the trial, which was launched last week, the vaccine will be tested on 60 healthy volunteers at the Oxford Vaccine Centre at the Churchill Hospital. If successful, the vaccine will then be distributed to high-risk communities in African countries currently suffering from the deadly outbreak.

  • Document: Sep 7, 2014
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  • Villagers in East Ilsley pull together during the floods, last winter. Thanks to Sarah Spink for permission to use this photo. (Sarah Spink, East Ilsley (sarah.spink@yahoo.co.uk))
    Article: Sep 7, 2014

    I have been speaking with OfGem about the new rules for compensation after power cuts, after a request for clarification from Andrew Sharp of East Ilsley Parish Council.

    For the information of readers not familiar with the situation in East Ilsley, last year, on top of ground water flooding and sewer flooding suffered by so many people across West Berks, the village suffered repeated power cuts. Villagers spent days without without heat, light or hot water, many, at the same time as they were living in homes inundated with water. Eventually the problem was resolved. Everyone hopes this winter will be uneventful on the electricity front.

  • Tony Hill
    Article: Sep 6, 2014

    This will make a difference to up to 2700 children in our Maidenhead schools.

    Tony Hill, Lib Dem PPC today celebrated the enactment of Liberal Democrat policy, as he showed his delight in all 5, 6 and 7 year olds receiving nutritious food at lunch funded by government.

    From the beginning of this school term every five, six and seven year old in England is receiving a free school meal each school day.

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