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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.

  • Action Evening 9 Feb 2017
    Article: Feb 17, 2017
    LOCAL NEWS: Thank you to everyone who came out to phone last night for Dr Ali, the Liberal Democrat candidate in Stoke on Trent. Thanks also to Ro Lewis for bringing the pizza, this time!
    We hope to have another Action Evening, same time, same place, next week: Thursday 23rd Feb, 19:30, 53B Kingsbridge Road, RG14 6DY. Watch This Space.
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  • Article: Feb 14, 2017

    Commenting on a report by the Education Select Committee which found the government has failed to demonstrate how expanding grammar schools would help close the gap between rich and poor children, Liberal Democrat Shadow Education Secretary John Pugh said:

    "All the evidence suggests expanding grammars would increase inequality and hurt the prospects of poorer pupils.

    "Instead of ploughing ahead with these divisive plans, Theresa May should address the £3 billion funding black hole facing our schools over the next five years.

    "Spending millions expanding grammars while schools are facing devastating cuts would be a damaging and costly distraction.

    "Pupils and parents across the country do not deserve to be let down by this government's ideological obsession with grammar schools."

    ENDS

    Notes to Editors

    The report by the Education Select Committee can be found here

    A report by the National Audit Office found schools will have to find £3 billion of savings by 2020 while spending per pupil is set to fall by 8% (National Audit Office, 14 December 2016, link)

  • Article: Feb 13, 2017

    The second reading of the Homelessness Reduction Bill - the general debate on all aspects of the Bill - is scheduled for 24 February.

    We note that the Homelessness Reduction bill will have its third reading on January 27.

    The Bill was 2nd in the Private Members Bill ballot last June. It is promoted by Bob Blackman (Con, Harrow East). It aims to refocus English local authorities on efforts to prevent homelessness. The Bill is seeking to amend Part 7 of the Housing Act 1996. Its measures include:

  • Action Evening 9 Feb 2017
    Article: Feb 10, 2017

    THANK YOU to all the volunteers who came out on Thursday 9th February to campaign on behalf of Imogen Shepherd-DuBey in the borough council byelection in Wokingham and Dr Zulfiqar Ali, the Liberal Democrat candidate in the Stoke on Trent parliamentary by election.

    Next Thursday, 16th February, we will be calling again to support the campaign in Stoke on Trent. UKIP Leader, Paul Nuttalls, is attenpting to wrest control of the seat from Labour. Given the mess the Labour party is in right now, it is down to the Liberal Democrats to rally support to hold Nuttalls back. If you are a party member, please come and join us on the phones, next Thursday, even if it's only for half an hour. If you are not a member, yet, join here: www.libdems.org.uk/join, then come and join us on Thursday!

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