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  • George Fussey, Chair of East Berks Lib Dems
    Article: Aug 20, 2016

    It is depressing when the adversarial style of politics which is such a feature of British democracy generates more heat than light. It all too often does. One reason for this is, I believe, the historical domination of politics by males. This has meant that frequently testosterone has rather too much say in determining our political behaviour and the tone of the debates that take place. The rudeness and boorish behaviour that I have experienced in the Council Chamber was not, on the numerous occasions I witnessed it, an edifying experience. So, at one level, at least, it seems to me that we should welcome Theresa May as our second woman Prime Minister. We need more women in politics and more women in top jobs. Her appointment should also remind us of how much more work we as a party must do to increase our own diversity so that we can better represent society as a whole. However, her previous record as Home Secretary is particularly illiberal and does not fill us with optimism when she talks about her 'one nation' aspirations.

  • Document: Jul 26, 2016
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    Latest issue of Focus on Cippenham Meadows including

    - Even most of Slough's Labour councillors agree Robert Plimmer was right in his criticisms of recent council policies

    - The Lib Dems were right to oppose Labour's Iraq war

    - Thousands of new members join the Liberal Democrats as the party that is right on the big issues and offers hope for the future

    - Robert Plimmer continues to work to get improvements around Cippenham Meadows

  • Robert Plimmer at Mercian Recreation Ground, Slough
    Article: Jul 18, 2016
    By Slough Liberal Democrats

    After the local elections in May 2016 the majority of Slough's Labour councillors agreed Robert Plimmer was right in his criticisms of Slough's Labour-run Council. As Robert explained in a letter published in the local papers: 'When I stood as the Liberal Democrat candidate in Cippenham Meadows Ward on 5th May, I criticised many of the things done by the Labour-run Council including their appalling mismanagement of Slough's Children's Services.'

  • Charles Kennedy campaigning against the war in Iraq
    Article: Jul 7, 2016
    By Slough Liberal Democrats

    The long-awaited Chilcot Report proves the Liberal Democrats were right to oppose Tony Blair's illegal war on Iraq. Commenting, current Liberal Democrat leader, Tim Farron, praised the judgement shown by Charles Kennedy in leading the Lib Dems to oppose the Iraq war and to unanimously vote against it.

  • Article: Jun 26, 2016
    By Slough Liberal Democrats

    Tim Farron, leader of the Liberal Democrats, has expressed his determination that the party continue to fight for a tolerant, openhearted, optimistic, and outward looking vision of Britain: "We should be proud of our positive, principled, and patriotic campaign for the UK to Remain at the heart of Europe. Our fight for an open, optimistic, liberal, diverse and tolerant Britain is needed now more than ever."

  • Josephine Hanney, Lib Dem campaigner
    Article: Jun 20, 2016
    By Slough Liberal Democrats

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


    Josephine Hanney published a letter in a local paper pointing out that remaining in the EU and working together was the best way to protect jobs and exports which, in turn, are so important in enabling the UK to fund vital public services such as the NHS. The full version of the letter can be seen below.

  • Josephine Hanney, Lib Dem campaigner
    Article: Jun 7, 2016
    By Slough Liberal Democrats

    It will be good for Slough if the UK votes to REMAIN in the EU in the referendum on 23rd June. This is the message from the Slough Lib Dems in a campaign spearheaded by Josephine Hanney, long-time Slough resident.

    Her team has been out leafleting in various areas of Slough including parts of Langley, Upton and East Slough. The message is clear says Josephine: 'on a whole range of issues including jobs, protecting our environment and combating terrorism more is to be gained than lost by continuing to work with partners within the EU. Slough is just the type of town with high-tech industries that benefits most from the fact that the UK receives the lion's share of the EU's investment in Research & Development.'

  • Robert Plimmer standing for Slough Borough Council 2016
    Article: May 2, 2016
    By Slough Liberal Democrats

    Cippenham needs councillors who listen more to local residents

    This is the message in Robert Plimmer's final letter to supporters in Cippenham in the run-up to the Slough Borough Council election on Thursday 5th May. He is asking residents to vote for him to become a new councillor in his home ward of Cippenham Meadows so that the area's voice can be properly heard on Slough Council.

  • Robert Plimmer in Cippenham April 2016
    Document: Apr 24, 2016
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    Latest issue of Focus on Cippenham Meadows including

    - Robert Plimmer is the candidate who lives in the heart of Cipppenham Meadows and has been working for the local area

    - Robert's criticisms of the Labour Council for going ahead with the unwanted traffic scheme without proper consultationm

    - Robert's recent actions to improve Cippenham for everyone

    - Robert's previous record of success as a hard-working councillor for Foxborough Ward, Langley: improving Community safety; achieving Fair Trade Town status for Slough; and protecting the environment

  • Robert Plimmer standing for Slough Borough Council 2016
    Article: Apr 15, 2016
    By Slough Liberal Democrats

    Slough Liberal Democrats' team of candidates for the elections to Slough Borough Council in May 2016 includes a former councillor and others with a record of working in their communities.

    Robert Plimmer, former Councillor for Foxborough Ward, said, "I am very pleased to be standing in my home ward of Cippenham Meadows where I have lived for the last 19 years. Sadly Cippenham is suffering like many parts of Slough from a Labour-run Council that doesn't listen to local residents. The Council spends large amounts of our money on unwanted traffic schemes all over Slough, including in Langley, Station Road Burnham in Autumn 2015, and Tuns Lane/Copthorne roundabout. Then the same Labour councillors made cuts in the support for buses and youth clubs in Cippenham and across Slough and withdrew the grants from effective local charities such as Age Concern and Citizens Advice Bureau. Labour also massively increased charges for hiring sports pitches."

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