Category Archives: Wokingham and West Berkshire Issues

Thank you Wokingham

I would like to thank all those who supported me in the election. I will take up those issues which many of you stressed to me mattered, in the new Parliament. I promised to work had for policies which advance the country’s prosperity, and to work with the Council on the many local planning, environmental […]

Posted in Wokingham and West Berkshire Issues | Leave a comment

Radio Berkshire debate

I did not get my wish of a  debate between all 5 candidates. I held out to try and get such a debate but two candidates apparently turned down all offers.  I compromised with Radio Berkshire and joined two of the other parties for a three way. In the hour long exchanges no questions were asked […]

Posted in Wokingham and West Berkshire Issues | Leave a comment

A Wokingham debate?

Near the start of the election I was asked if I would join a five candidates debate to be organised by the Churches Together. I responded swiftly and positively, and offered a choice of dates. The organisers tried to get the other four candidates to agree, but half of them refused to attend. I said […]

Posted in Wokingham and West Berkshire Issues | 2 Responses

The Conservative campaign

Some voters have asked me when they will be getting more leaflets from us. We spent the first two weeks hand delivering a personalised letter from me to all postal voters, who also received a letter from the Conservative leader, as well as canvassing and delivering a short leaflet as we went. Each two person […]

Posted in Wokingham and West Berkshire Issues | Comments closed

A Wokingham debate

I was disappointed to learn we still do not have a debate scheduled for all five parties to set out our positions. I repeat my enthusiasm for such a debate and my willingness to find a different date and time if the original proposal is difficult for two of the candidates.

Posted in Wokingham and West Berkshire Issues | Comments closed

Issues in Arborfield and Wokingham

During my walks and talks with voters this week I have found continued interest in the national campaigns and in the alarming contents of the Labour Manifesto. There is concern we could end up with a Labour led government in a hung Parliament. People fear the large spending increases would result in higher taxes and […]

Posted in Wokingham and West Berkshire Issues | Comments closed

More nurses and student grants

I was pleased to see the recruitment of 50,000 more nurses figure in the Conservative Manifesto. It also proposes a £5000-£8000 annual maintenance grant for student nurses when training. I proposed similar ideas for my Brexit bonus budget. The total increase in NHS spending turns out to be £650 million extra a week between 2018 […]

Posted in Wokingham and West Berkshire Issues | Comments closed

Hospital parking charges

Parking as an outpatient or a visitor to a patient is often difficult and expensive at NHS hospitals. I recommended including free parking for patients and visitors in my proposed Brexit bonus budget. I was therefore pleased to see the case half won in the Conservative Manifesto. It states that free parking will be offered […]

Posted in Wokingham and West Berkshire Issues | Comments closed

Election candidates debate for Wokingham

I was asked by Churches Together in Wokingham if I would join a debate with the other candidates for the General Election. I replied promptly, offering dates and encouraging the initiative. I am now told that only half the other candidates have agreed to such an event. I would urge all candidates to take up […]

Posted in Wokingham and West Berkshire Issues | Comments closed

Animal welfare

I have pressed for higher standards of animal welfare and am glad to see proposals in the Conservative Manifesto. These include Ending  excessively long journeys for slaughter and fattening New law on animal sentience Banning primates as pets Crack down on puppy and dog smuggling Tougher sentences for animal cruelty

Posted in Wokingham and West Berkshire Issues | Comments closed
  • About John Redwood


    John Redwood won a free place at Kent College, Canterbury, He graduated from Magdalen College Oxford, has a DPhil and is a fellow of All Souls College. A businessman by background, he has been a director of NM Rothschild merchant bank and chairman of a quoted industrial PLC.

    Promoted by David Edmonds on behalf of John Redwood both of 30 Rose Street Wokingham RG40 1XU

  • John’s Books

  • Email Alerts

    You can sign up to receive John's blog posts by e-mail by entering your e-mail address in the box below.

    Enter your email address:

    Delivered by FeedBurner

    The e-mail service is powered by Google's FeedBurner service. Your information is not shared.

  • Map of Visitors

    Locations of visitors to this page