Meet your Whitley councillors at the Fidget and Bob café bar on 16 February

Kennet Island Piazza

Meet your Reading Borough councillors at the Whitley Labour Party Ward Surgery on Saturday 16 February at 10.30am. They will be at the Fidget and Bob café bar, The Piazza, Kennet Island, Whale Avenue, Reading RG2 0GX for an hour and a half.

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Matt Rodda MP mentions Blagdon Nursery School in the House of Commons

Matt Rodda Reading East MP at the general election hustings

Matt Rodda (Labour MP for Reading East) took part in the debate in the House of Commons on Maintained Nursery Schools on Thursday 31 January, during which mentioned the Blagdon Nursery School in south Reading.

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Matt Rodda and Alok Sharma vote opposite ways on Brexit again

While we were focussing on the forthcoming business and debate at the Reading Borough Council (RBC) full council meeting last week, our MPs Matt Rodda (Labour MP for Reading East and Shadow Minister (Transport) (Buses) and Alok Sharma (Conservative MP for Reading West and Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions) were going their separate ways again on Brexit. Continue reading

How Reading MPs Matt Rodda and Alok Sharma voted on the 29 January Brexit amendments

The House of Commons voted on seven amendments to the EU (Withdrawal) Act yesterday evening. Reading MPs, Matt Rodda (Labour MP for Reading East) and Alok Sharma (Conservative MP for Reading West), voted opposite ways on six of the seven amendments.

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Matt Rodda speaks in Parliament about NHS staff and Brexit

Matt Rodda, Reading East MP (official portrait courtesy of the UK parliament).

Matt Rodda (Labour, Reading East) spoke in the House of Commons on the evening of 28 January during the second reading of the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal Bill). He highlighted the problems which Brexit might cause in his constituency  because of the high proportion of NHS workers from the EU.

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Reading MPs Alok Sharma and Matt Rodda vote different ways on the EU withdrawal bill

Both Reading MPs voted on the government’s flagship European Union withdrawal act yesterday, 15 January. Alok Sharma (Conservative MP for Reading West) voted with the government and Matt Rodda (Labour MP for Reading East) voted against. The government was defeated by 230 votes.

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Meet your Whitley councillors and Thames Valley Police at the Whitley Wood Community Centre on 12 January

The Whitley Wood Community Centre

Meet your Reading Borough councillors at the Whitley Labour Party Ward Surgery on Saturday 12 January at 10.30am. They will be at the Whitley Wood Community Centre, Swallowfield Drive, for an hour and a half. The Church and Whitley neighbourhood policing team will hold a Have Your Say Meeting at the same place at the same time.

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How Reading MPs Matt Rodda and Alok Sharma voted on Brexit legal advice disclosure

In advance of the start of the five day Brexit debate, the House of Commons debated and voted on a motion tabled by Keir Starmer (shadow secretary of state for exiting the European Union) on parliamentary privilege.

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