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  • Sukh Dhillon at Upton Hospital_Jan 2020
    Article: Mar 11, 2020

    Today's budget does not do enough to deal with the many problems facing our NHS & social care systems. In response to today's budget Slough Lib Dems set our long-standing campaign to save the health & social care services from a series of threats, and improve the local services:

    1. Lack of adequate long-term funding or joined up policies for health & social care: Lib Dems have campaigned for years for better funding & joined up policies for our health & social care services. Lib Dem campaigner Sukh Dhillon has been highlighting these points in Upton (see photo).

  • EU citizens right to stay campaign
    Article: Feb 26, 2020

    During the 2016 referendum campaign, Boris Johnson, Priti Patel and Michael Gove issued a joint statement promising to automatically guarantee the rights of EU citizens.

    They declared: "There will be no change for EU citizens already lawfully resident in the UK. These EU citizens will automatically be granted indefinite leave to remain in the UK and will be treated no less favourably than they are at present."

  • Bruce Close Utility Box reported by Cippenham Lib Dem Focus team 29 Jan 2020
    Article: Feb 15, 2020

    Slough Observer reported the success of Cippenham Lib Dem Focus Team in getting utility boxes repaired. They also described Robert Plimmer's call for residents to continue the campaign by reporting any that are unrepaired. Anyone can get in touch with him by emailing: info@sloughlibdems.org.uk

    Robert Plimmer and Matthew Taylor have been campaigning in Cippenham for several years to persuade Virgin Media to repair or replace the many unsafe and unsightly utility boxes that are open and the contents exposed. Robert said:

  • Wera Hobhouse, Lib Dem MP for Bath
    Article: Feb 13, 2020

    Wera Hobhouse, Lib Dem MP for Bath and Spokesperson for the Climate Emergency, Energy and the Environment, writes:

    When a person puts their empty plastic bottle in a recycling bin, they understandably assume it gets recycled.

    However, this is not always the case.

    Far too often our waste, including recyclable items, are sold to private contractors who can incinerate or export waste to unregulated facilities.

  • Aaron Chahal-Lib Dem candidate for Slough highlighting the Labour Council's massive hike in charges for hiring sports pitches
    Article: Dec 8, 2019

    "Tackling crime, especially knife crime, needs urgent action across many policy areas," says Aaron Chahal, Lib Dem candidate for Slough.

    Setting out the details Aaron said: "Lib Dems will invest in community policing to reverse the disastrous Tory cuts to our local police service, and introduce a public health approach to tackling knife crime that has been shown to work in places like Glasgow that had notoriously high levels of such crime.

  • Lib Dem Aaron Chahal highlighting the need for action to save Slough High Street
    Article: Dec 6, 2019

    Aaron Chahal, Lib Dem Parliamentary candidate for Slough, said, "The Lib Dems' policy of replacing business rates by a fairer system would benefit most small businesses and help save Slough High Street."

    Aaron, seen here in front of one of the shops on Slough High Street that has been empty for months, said "action is needed fast to save Slough High Street."

  • Aaron Chahal Lib Dem Prosepctive Parliamentary Candidate for Slough at meet the candidate
    Article: Oct 8, 2019

    On Tues 1 Oct Aaron Chahal, Slough Lib Dem Prospective Parliamentary Candidate, told of joint meeting of Slough and Windsor Lib Dems why young people in particular are flocking to support the party:

    "Our nation's future will be uncertain with either flip-flopping Jeremy Corbyn or untrustworthy Boris Johnson as our Prime Minister. However under Jo Swinson's leadership Liberal Democrats are determined to stop Brexit because we are stronger remaining as members of the European Union. This will be beneficial in so many ways ranging from concerted European action to tackle climate change, access to vital medicines, jobs to pay mortgages, and freedom to study and work across Europe. These could be threatened by a Labour or Conservative Brexit."

  • Aaron Chahal Lib Dem Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Slough at Upton Hospital
    Article: Sep 16, 2019

    "I'm campaigning to Stop Brexit and defend the NHS, jobs & the economy", proclaimed Aaron Chahal as he announced that he was delighted to have been selected as the Lib Dem Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Slough.

    Aaron currently works for British Airway Pensions as a Finance Assistant whilst studying to become a certified chartered accountant. He said: "I live nearby and will immediately move to Slough if I'm elected as the town's next MP."

  • Lib Dems Matthew Taylor & Robert Plimmer leading community action against litter in Cippenham
    Article: Sep 2, 2019

    Campaigning to Stop Brexit is important for many reasons, including combating climate change. Slough Lib Dems are campaigning on both issues.

    In the last weekend of August, Slough Lib Dems joined the Defend Democracy protest on Eton Bridge against Boris Johnson's plans to shut down Parliament at a time of national crisis, and also published letters in the local papers setting out 5 achievable wins in Slough against climate change.

  • Niccola Parkes part of the Slough Lib Dem team helping Jane Dodds win the Brecon by-election
    Article: Aug 2, 2019

    Slough Lib Dems are celebrating the success of Jane Dodds in being elected MP for Brecon and Radnorshire and capturing the seat from Boris Johnson's Brexit Tories.

    The photo shows Niccola Parkes, one of the Slough Lib Dems who went to help Jane Dodds in her successful Lib Dem campaign in the by-election.