Category Archives: Wokingham and West Berkshire Issues

NHS is not about to be privatised

  I have taken up the issue of NHS privatisation and today’s private members bill with Ministers, as some constituents have sent me copies of an  email expressing worries on the topic. The Minister tells me:   “This Bill seeks to prevent ‘privatisation’ that simply isn’t happening.   There are no new competition provisions in the […]

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The government’s new proposals for pub tenants and small brewers

A number of constituents wrote to me seeking  changes to the law to make life easier for pub tenants.  The government Bill this week did take some steps to help, and I supported the government.  The Commons decided it did not go far enough and put through a further amendment based on some of the points many […]

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Heathrow noise

I have had a number of complaints about noise levels from aircraft this weekend. The noise levels have been high despite the early end of the Heathrow flight path trials which many complained about previously. The airport did respond to our lobbying and decided to curtail the experiments. The airport was on easterly operations over […]

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Maiden Place Consultation by Post Office

I reproduce below for constituents’ benefit the consultation letter I have received from the Post Office about the future Maiden Place Post Office. The Post Office letter below explains the proposal and how to send in your views on it through the Post Office website: “Maiden Place Post Office® Unit 11, Maiden Place, Lower Earley, […]

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Good job creation figures, more people moving from welfare to work

October’s record breaking employment figures show 30.8 million people in work – the highest level on record. Wokingham’s unemployment remains at very low levels, which is welcome news. This means an average of over 13,000 more people in jobs every single week over the last year. As well as a record number of women in […]

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M4 Junctions 3 – 12 Smart Motorway Scheme

The Highways Agency have told me that there will be further public exhibitions on the above scheme. Two will be held in my constituent, and they will be open to the public from 14.00 to 20.00 hours. The details are: 21 November at Theale Village Hall, Theale 28 November at Winnersh Community Centre, Winnersh I […]

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Planning application at Beech Hill

A number of constituents have contacted me about the planning application at Beech Hill, which has now been referred to the Planning Inspectorate. I have conveyed the concerns expressed to the relevant case officer: Ms Melanie Dunn Case Officer The Planning Inspectorate Temple Quay House, 2 The Square Temple Quay, Bristol BS1 6PN 11 November […]

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A better future for the local NHS

Mr Cameron and Mr Hunt have been setting out their aims for the NHS over the rest of this decade. They begin with the promise that the NHS budget will be protected and increased in the next Parliament if there is a Conservative government. GP access will be improved, with 7 day appointments by 2020. […]

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The EU arrest warrant

Yesterday the Commons voted on 11 of the 35 measures where the Coalition government intends to opt back in to EU jurisdiction. We were told by the Home Secretary that a vote on the 11 would be taken by the government to be a vote on all 35. If the government had lost the vote […]

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Remembrance in Wokingham

  We  marched from the Town Hall to All Saints for a 3pm service, led by the Rev Canon David Hodgson. We returned to the Town Hall to lay our wreaths at the War Memorial inside the building. Around 220 names of those who died in the 1914-18 War were read out. It brought home […]

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    John Redwood has been the Member of Parliament for Wokingham since 1987. First attending Kent College, Canterbury, he graduated from Magdalen College, and has a DPhil from All Souls, Oxford. A businessman by background, he has been a director of NM Rothschild merchant bank and chairman of a quoted industrial PLC.
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