Reading East MP Matt Rodda asks how leaving the EU will affect Thames Valley creative industries

In the House of Commons on 11 April, Matt Rodda (Labour MP for Reading East) asked Margot James, government minister for digital and creative industries, what effect leaving the EU would have on the creative industries of the Thames Valley.

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Reading MPs Matt Rodda and Alok Sharma shuffle through the same division lobby twice on the night of the 3 April!

Matt Rodda (Labour MP for Reading East) and Alok Sharma (Conservative MP for Reading West) both voted ‘no’ on the European Union Bill Committee Amendment 1 – Main and European Union Bill Committee NC4 – Cash in a late night sitting of the House of Commons on 3 April. In all other votes on the night on the European Union Withdrawal (No 5) Bill they voted in different division lobbies.

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East and west Reading point in opposite directions in the second round of indicative Brexit votes

Matt Rodda (Labour MP for Reading East) and Alok Sharma (Conservative MP for Reading West) voted in parliament on the four indicative Brexit votes selected by the speaker on 1 April: Joanna Cherry’s motion G, Mr Clarke’s motion C, Nick Boles’s motion D and Peter Kyle’s motion E.

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Reading MPs Alok Sharma and Matt Rodda vote on opposite sides of Brexit again

Alok Sharma (Conservative MP for Reading West) and Matt Rodda (Labour MP for Reading East) voted in opposite directions on two amendments to the European Union Withdrawal Act and amended main motion following a debate in the House of Commons on 25 March.

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Don’t look at this thing! Look at that thing, over there!

By Scaramouche.

Reading Borough Council treated the town to a masterclass in diversion and obfuscation at their council meeting of 26 February, only managing to clarify that councillors were not obliged to clarify anything, and that rather than asking pettyfogging questions about how they were spending their money, the public should bask in the glow of virtue signalling instead.

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Reading MPs Alok Sharma and Matt Rodda both vote for Cooper’s EU withdrawal amendment

During the EU withdrawal debate on 27 February, Alok Sharma (Conservative MP for Reading West) and Matt Rodda (Labour MP for Reading East) both voted in favour of Yvette Cooper‘s amendment requesting a delay in leaving the EU if the UK parliament is unable to accept the government’s EU withdrawal agreement.

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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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