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  • Lib Dem campaigner with Robert Plimmer in Weekes Drive
    Article: Jul 28, 2018

    Lib Dem Robert Plimmer is delighted to have stormed ahead of the Tories into second place in Cippenham Meadows in the recent elections to Slough Council. In his Lib Dem Focus newsletter Robert thanks all those residents who supported the Lib Dem campaign.

    In his Thank-you Focus Robert also highlights the Lib Dem support for the NHS. Nationally the Lib Dems have consistently been calling for extra funding to support vital NHS services. Locally the Lib Dems are campaigning against Slough's Labour-run Council privatising some of the local community health services that used to be run by the NHS from Upton Hospital.

  • Robert Plimmer at Upton Hospital
    Article: Jul 5, 2018
    By Robert Plimmer

    Slough Lib Dems congratulate the NHS on 70 years of providing free healthcare for UK residents.

    The Lib Dems have campaigned for years for the NHS to get extra funding through a one penny increase in the rate of income tax. Robert Plimmer welcomes extra NHS funding recently announced by the Tory Government. But, experts said there are still massive gaps in Tory plans. No extra was announced for vital training of new nurses etc, or for social care, or for vital public health services that help prevent ill-health.

  • Article: Jun 15, 2018

    Over the last five weeks, hundreds of Liberal Democrat activists have been hard at work campaigning in Lewisham East, for our fantastic candidate, Lucy Salek.

    And last night, their hard work was rewarded - we quadrupled our share of the vote and delivered a 19% swing against Labour - the largest swing against a Labour opposition since 1983.

  • Spring 2018-One of many examples of dangerously exposed utility boxes in Cippenham Meadows
    Article: May 6, 2018

    Lib Dem campaigner Robert Plimmer has been continuing to campaign alongside residents in his Cippenham Meadows ward and across Slough.

    In letters to the local papers published on 27 April Robert highlighted his campaign to get action to deal with the 12 utility boxes he had identified in Cippenham Meadows with exposed contents due to damaged or missing cabinet doors. Robert reported the utility boxes to Slough Borough Council because of the health and safety issues. As a result, the Council have issued notices requesting emergency repairs by Virgin Media.

  • Robert Plimmer litter picking in Cipppenham Meadows in March 2018
    Article: May 4, 2018

    After a successful Lib Dem campaign Robert Plimmer increased his share of the vote in Cippenham Meadows by 50% in the Slough Council election on Thursday 3 May.

    This increase in Robert's support was enough for him to overtake the Tory candidate and storm into second place.

    Many residents said how much they appreciate the hard work Robert does in Cippenham throughout the year. This is often based on Robert and his Lib Dem Focus team listening to the concerns of the local community, and also developing positive policies on issues such as health and housing for the whole of Slough.

  • 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.

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