Category Archives: Wokingham and West Berkshire Issues

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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Remembrance in Burghfield

  We assembled at 10 am to march to St Mary’s Church.  We laid our wreaths on the War Memorial in the Churchyard. A Chinook flew past from the local RAF base. We went into Church for the 11am silence and the service. The most moving part of the service was when they read out the […]

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Ufton Nervet rail crossing

  Ten years have passed since the tragedy of the rail crash at Ufton Nervet. There have been further tragedies at the same location and so far  no change to the level crossing. I have kept it alive in my thoughts and have regularly pressed for action to make the crossing safer. The railway has […]

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More money for primary school PE and sports

  The government has announced the extra sums payable to Education authorities for school PE and sport. In 2010 the government discovered that school sport and PE were not well supported in many primary schools around the country. Ministers decided to offer additional money to schools to allow them to extend their hours of PE […]

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West Berkshire fills in the potholes

Constituents have asked me to encourage higher standards of road maintenance. I was pleased to report some time ago that West Berkshire (and Wokingham) received additional money from the government to help deal with last winter’s damage to the roads. I have now received the following from the Council. it is good news that the […]

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Badger culling debate

Some constituents asked me to attend the badger culling debate in Westminster Hall yesterday. I went to hear the Opposition Spokeswoman and the Minister. I put to the Minister the need to work with farmers to improve bio security on farms, so there is less contact between badgers and cattle. The Minister agreed and said […]

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Ten Minute Rule bill on Abortion (sex selection)

A number of constituents wrote to me asking me to support this Bill. I voted for it today. It got the backing of the Commons by 181 votes to 1 against, with most MPs abstaining. Bills introduced under the 10 minute rule do not usually get any further, because they are not awarded further Parliamentary […]

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My attendance at the Conservative MPs conference

  Following unwelcome  reports in the press about the private Conservative MPs conference on Thursday evening and Friday in Oxfordshire, I would like my constituents to know that I did attend the useful discussion sessions. Contrary to some reports about unnamed MPs  I drank no alcohol at the event. I took part in a range of […]

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Meeting with Equitable Life holders

  I had another meeting with Equitable Life policy holders in Wokingham this morning. I reminded them that I was one of the MPs who had successfully called on the Conservative party to offer some compensation to EL savers, in recognition of the regulatory errors made. Labour in office spent many years considering the issues […]

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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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