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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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  • Document: Feb 4, 2016
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    Article: Feb 4, 2016

    The Government has axed support that helps small schools with 150 pupils or fewer fund universal free meals for infants.

    In 2015/6 the money was worth at least £2,300 for these schools.

    Universal Free School Meals were a key Liberal Democrat policy delivered in the Coalition Government to provide every infant child in England with a healthy meal at lunchtime, saving families around £437 per child per year.

  • Document: Feb 4, 2016
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    Registration Form for Spring Regional Conference inTheale 27th February 2016

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    Article: Jan 28, 2016

    The Commission has unveiled a set of proposals to crack down on tax evasion and avoidance, including requiring EU countries to share tax information about large multinational corporations with each other.

    The news comes amid growing controversy over a deal struck by the UK government with Google, which netted the Treasury just £130m in tax for an estimated £3.9bn in profits over ten years.

  • Article: Jan 27, 2016

    Conservatives in West Berkshire plan to reduce the amount that we pay in subsidies to public transport operators. They currently provide around £1.4m each year in supporting local bus services and are seeking to cut this by £320,000 next year.

    These cute will ruin some of our rural communities.

    DOES THIS AFFECT YOU? Write to Judith.Bunting@wbld.org.uk

  • Judith Bunting
    Article: Jan 27, 2016

    In just one week we have had reports of the imminent loss of three important community facilities across West Berkshire: The Jubilee Sports Centre in Kintbury, the Youth Centre in Hungerford and Thatcham Priory, currently under development as a Town Centre hub for the community.

    I understand West Berks Council's current frustrations at the short-notice reduction in our government support but why, after 9 years in power, have the Conservative team and our MP not set up additional income streams to protect our public services?

  • Lower Way - Thatcham
    Article: Jan 21, 2016

    Lower Way Field is heading for development.

    Despite all objections Conservative led West Berkshire Council has put forward Lower Way field as the ONLY preferred option for housing development in Thatcham in their Housing Site Allocations Development Plan Document Proposed Submission (DPD).

    This is despite the fact that:

  • Article: Jan 20, 2016

    An EU database of criminal records is set to be extended to include non-EU citizens, under plans announced today by the European Commission.

    The European Criminal Records System (ECRIS) was set up in 2012 to make it easier for national authorities to exchange information about previous criminal convictions. Each year around 288,000 requests are made through the system. But currently non-EU nationals are not included, making it difficult for national authorities to find out whether they have been convicted for any crimes in other EU countries.

  • Paul Tyler
    Article: Jan 20, 2016

    The Government have been defeated in the Lords as peers voted on a motion to halt Tory attempts to manipulate the rules on party funding in their favour.

    In the biggest defeat since the election the Government were defeated by a majority of 93 (327 to 234).

    The motion was drafted by Liberal Democrat Lord (Paul) Tyler and was tabled in the name of Baroness Smith of Basildon.

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