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Lib Dems see 'opportunity to change direction of the country'

Party candidate Judith Bunting gives her message to voters

Lib Dems see 'opportunity to change direction of the country'

THE LIBERAL Democrat candidate Judith Bunting gave her message to voters ahead of the General Election on June 8.

She said: “This is an opportunity for people to change the direction that our country is going in.

“This election we can actually influence what the Government is doing with Brexit; the brutal, hard Brexit that Theresa May is going to pursue. 

“The Liberal Democrats will resist this in every way we can. Vote with the Liberal Democrats and we will do our best to stop this horrible course of action that the Tories are taking us down.” 

Mrs Bunting added that public services had been put under strain under Conservative cuts and that they were “unwilling to invest in our country”, adding that billions would be spent on the Brexit process.

“We need to stop them doing that and we need to take care of the NHS and our public services, to make sure education is being funded properly. 

“If you want to change the direction of Newbury, vote for the Liberal Democrats in Parliament.

“You’ll get a representative who stands up for us in our area and who doesn’t tow the party line, who stands up for what they believe in.”     

And with the Lib Dems announcing a commitment to end rough sleeping, Mrs Bunting said: “Here in Newbury, we all know that as well as the people who have been ‘counted’, many more sofa surf or are in insecure accommodation for only the occasional night, and we know we have single homeless people and couples who are sleeping rough.

“That is why I welcome this commitment by the Liberal Democrats to end homelessness in the UK.”   

The party’s measures include introducing a Housing First provider in each local authority that would put long-term homeless people straight into independent homes rather than emergency shelters.

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  • pops50

    09/05/2017 - 14:02

    Liberal Democrats produce survey results that a primary school children could easily compile, no evidence given most of those interviewed were probably Liberal democrats like the Liberal Democrat councillor in the Photograph.

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  • pops50

    09/05/2017 - 14:02

    Typical Liberal Jumping on the bandwagon regarding homelessness as if it is was your Initiative following attending a meeting organised by West Berkshire Homeless group who are the ones alongside others doing the ground work to help these unfortunate people

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    • EugeneStryker

      09/05/2017 - 14:02

      Richard Benyon voted for cuts to Housing Benefit including removing it from 18 - 21 year olds as well as voting against making it a legal duty for landlords to make their housing fit for human habitation (surely this is a given but not for Benyon). His voting record is online for everyone to view and I can't see anything that suggests that he has any interest in helping the most vulnerable in society.

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      • NewburyLad

        09/05/2017 - 15:03

        When you vote in national general elections, you have to weigh up, balance, cost and consider ALL of the issues facing the country, not just slavishly follow the two leftard soundbites that are on a permanent loop - NHS and the poor 'n' vulnerable (tm) (c) Labour Party.

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        • EugeneStryker

          09/05/2017 - 17:05

          NewburyLad, so on on one side of the scales you have the fact that George Osbourne increased national debt more than Labour did over 13 years of government whilst embarking on a program of austerity that has seen the NHS, Social Care, Welfare, Police and Education in crisis. What balances the scales up in the other direction for you? Or if you prefer, complete any of these sentences 'In the event or an accident or illness, I don't mind if the ambulance doesn't turn up to give me emergency care because . . . .', 'I don't think that our nations children should have an adequate number of teachers because . . . .' or even 'I was a victim of a crime but I don't mind that the Police don't have enough resources to investigate because . . .'.

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  • NoisyNortherner

    09/05/2017 - 10:10

    Richard Benyon has made it crystal clear he doesn't care what the people of Newbury actually think. He has repeatedly voted against the best interests of the community and has not once voted against the party whip, even when it meant massive cuts to public services. The Liberal Democrats aren't perfect by any stretch, but I'd like to think that Judith would actually listen to her constituents if elected.

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    • The Wise one

      The Wise one

      10/05/2017 - 11:11

      Are you kidding me Judith Bunting will not win here in West Berkshire and suggest that she moves away after the election and concentrate on a new area.

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  • spikey

    spikey

    09/05/2017 - 09:09

    I want a change in direction in Newbury 100% and that is to see lib dems out of Newbury and greenham parish. I am surprised that hmrc not on them for tax and vat fraud on the tower project. Judith bunting and the rest of your cronies in your clown party need to stop and climb back under the rock. We don't want a lib dem council.

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