Lib Dems set out political priorities

Wokingham Liberal Democrats have set out their political priorities for the forthcoming year.

Cllr Bray, Leader of the Liberal Democrat group on the council, explained: ‘The Liberal Democrats locally will continue to stand up for the most vulnerable people in our community, including the frail elderly, those with care needs and their carers, and disadvantaged children. We will continue to press for more strategic thinking, and more open, more considered and timelier decision-making.

‘We will continue to highlight issues we have raised in the past, such as: the need for a better system for developer contributions, proper tenant involvement in the decision on what happens to council housing, a parking strategy, preserving Elms Field, improving school buildings, and doing more to prevent or mitigate flooding.

‘I suspect there may well be a lot of interesting changes coming, and the Lib Dem councillors are ready to work with – or, if necessary, against – the Conservative administration to ensure this council does the very best we can for Wokingham Borough residents.’

Cllr Bray also confirmed that despite the coalition nationally, there was no coalition between the Liberal Democrats and Conservatives, at Wokingham Borough Council.

Cllr Prue Bray said: ‘In Wokingham, the Lib Dems are happy to work with the administration where we agree, for example, to try to get fair funding for the council, or to get improved infrastructure. But where we disagree, we will say so.’

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