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  • Document: Apr 20, 2018
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    Robert Plimmer litter picking in Cipppenham Meadows in March 2018Liberal Democrat candidates standing in their local areas

    Robert Plimmer, former Councillor for Foxborough Ward, is leading Slough Liberal Democrat's team of candidates for the elections to Slough Borough Council. He said, "I am very pleased to be standing in my home ward of Cippenham Meadows where I have lived for the last 20 years. I'm also pleased all the Lib Dem candidates are standing for their local areas. It is important to get some Lib Dem councillors back on Slough Council to bring in some fresh thinking on tackling Slough's housing crisis and developing joined-up strategies for boosting health and fitness. Slough's Labour councillors were wrong to increase charges for hiring sports pitches so much. It led to a big drop off in use."

    Robert Plimmer continued, "Slough Lib Dems' manifesto for the local elections highlights the need to elect councillors who will listen to local residents on issues such as traffic and challenge the Labour councillors when they waste money. Lib Dems will work to spend more on peoples' priorities and work cooperatively with charities who provide valuable services. We will continue campaigning for a safer, greener Slough. When I was previously on Slough Council I worked with communities to improve safety. That is needed even more now because of the massive Tory cuts to policing. I also secured support from councillors of all parties for Slough Council to go carbon neutral by 2020."

    Finally, Robert said,"I'm delighted to be leading a team of experienced and new candidates. "Matthew Taylor is an architect who lives in Elliman Ward and started the campaign to preserve the facade of the Horlicks factory. Niccola Parkes is a student who lives in Haymill and Lynch Hill Ward. Finally, Josephine Hanney, a long-time resident of Langley, is standing again in Langley Kedermister. She is pleased the Lib Dems are campaigning nationally to let the people have the final say to on whether to accept the Brexit terms or to stay in the EU."

  • Document: Apr 7, 2018
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    Better Health, Better Housing and Exit from Brexit

    "Slough needs some Lib Dem councillors to bring effective opposition and new thinking on key issues facing residents following the repeated chaos of the changes in the Labour leadership of Slough Council." This is the message from Robert Plimmer as he launched the Lib Dems' campaign document for the May 2018 elections: Better Health, Better Housing and Exit from Brexit.

    Robert continued, "Following the local elections on 3rd May the Labour Party will remain in control of Slough Council - they already have so many councillors. Partners and new thinking are desperately needed on key issues, including how to provide better health, tackle the housing crisis, and let the people of Slough have the chance to have the final say on Brexit. The Lib Dems are committed to increasing expenditure on health and social care. It is vital that Slough Council works with others to draw up a long-term strategy to spend whatever money is available as effectively as possible".

    Robert Plimmer continued, "Effective opposition and scrutiny is needed because Slough's Labour-run Council ran some services so badly that central government had to step in and take over, as with the Childrens' Services. Areas such as the Heart of Slough project are mismanaged so badly by Labour councillors that they are delayed for years, while the town-centre suffers. The Labour Council also needs to be held to account when it wastes money on things like unwanted traffic schemes, and at the same time makes cuts to valued services such as youth clubs, concessionary fares and pushes up charges for healthy activities like hiring sports pitches."

    Robert concluded: "Our manifesto also sets out policies to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour, and protect the environment. Previous Lib Dem councillors had a strong record on these areas."

  • Document: Mar 31, 2018
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    Robert Plimmer and Slough Lib Dems campaigning for you:

    • Against the threat to our NHS from a Tory Brexit trade deal with Trump
    • Picking up litter in Cippenham Meadows
    • Demanding action on unsightly, exposed utility boxes
    • Demanding a replacement gate for Mercain Recreation Ground
    • To get a hardworking local resdient elected to provide effective opposition on Slough Council
  • Document: Mar 31, 2018
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    Robert Plimmer and the Slough Lib Dems campaigning for you:

    • Defending the local NHS from Conservative Cuts, local Labour Councillors' privatisation plans and Brexit.
    • Slough's housing crisis
    • to stop Conservative plans to move Chalvey, Salt Hill Park and parts of Slough High Street into Windsor Constituency
    • Street lighting
  • Robert Plimmer at Upton Hospital
    Article: Aug 13, 2017
    By Slough Liberal Democrats

    RESIDENTS SHOCKED AS LABOUR COUNCIL BREAKS MANIFESTO PROMISE AND PRIVATISES LOCAL NHS

    Lib Dem campaigner Robert Plimmer asks: 'why are Labour run Slough Council privatising school & other medical services when the Labour manifesto commits a Labour Government to reversing NHS privatisation?'

    NHS nurses and health visitors based at Upton Court Hospital learnt in July that the Labour-run Council has given the contract to run the services they provide for young people to a private company.

  • Document: Aug 13, 2017
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    Latest issue of Focus on Cippenham Meadows including

    - Robert Plimmer seeks your help to stop Slough's Labour council privatising our NHS

    - Robert Plimmer's file of local news and action

  • Robert Plimmer at Upton Hospital
    Petition: Aug 12, 2017

    Background

    The 2017 Labour Party General Election Manifesto promised to reverse the privatisation of the NHS.

    Sadly the Labour councillors in Slough have betrayed their own election manifesto,
    with plans to take some services out of our NHS.

    NHS nurses and health visitors based at Upton Court Hospital learnt in July
    that the Labour-run Council has given the contract to run the services they provide for young people to a private company.

  • Tom McCann at Langley Harrow Market, May 2017
    Article: Jun 2, 2017
    By Slough Liberal Democrats

    'I've enjoyed talking to people in various parts of Slough about the crucial election on June 8th', said Tom McCann, Liberal Democrat candidate for Slough.

    'My main leaflet is being delivered to every house in Slough. In it I set out my policies and promises on a range of issues. These include how, if elected to be Slough's MP, I'll use my previous experience in the building trade to promote ways of tackling Slough's housing crisis. I'll stand up to the Labour council when they refuse to listen to local people on issues such as traffic, and I'll oppose the Tories' plan to bring back fox hunting.'

  • Tom McCann at Langley Harrow Market, May 2017
    Article: May 30, 2017

    The fight to protect the NHS, social care, pensions and education services intensified as Tom McCann, Liberal Democrat candidate for Slough, took his campaign to the town's streets. Tom and some of his team were out in the Harrow Market, Langley, on Saturday talking to shoppers.

    Tom McCann said, "People are angry at the Tory plans to hit pensioners, local schools and health and care services. By axing the nutritious free school lunches for primary school children the Tories have abandoned Jamie Oliver in favour of Oliver Twist. The Lib Dems forced the Tories to introduce the popular free school lunches as part of the Coalition Government between 2010-15. The free lunches are known to be good for school performance and children's health. So why are the Tories axing them?"

  • Tom McCann and supporters at his general election campaign launch event May 2017
    Article: May 21, 2017
    By Slough Liberal Democrats

    Tom McCann, Liberal Democrat candidate for Slough, set out key policies for a better future for Britain at an enthusiastic campaign launch on Monday 15 May.

    • Unlike other parties the Lib Dems have properly costed plans to reverse the Tory cuts to the NHS, social care and education.
    • Lib Dems would put a penny on income tax to reverse Tory cuts to the NHS and improve underfunded services such as mental health.
    • The Lib Dems would give Slough schools an extra £39 million to reverse Tory cuts and fully fund the extra places needed.
    • The Lib Dems would let the people have a vote to accept the final Brexit deal or remain in the EU.

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