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  • Jerry Roodhouse
    Article: Jun 26, 2017

    This week Jerry Roodhouse, Rugby Liberal Democrat borough and county councillor, went on the record stating his surprise and bemusement at comments made by Richard Chattaway, the Labour Group leader on Warwickshire County Council, with regards to cuts to Children Centers. Especially his comment that they had managed to "fight them off" in the budget that was set back in February. This is because the Labour group actually voted with Conservatives in agreeing on a medium term budget which included these cuts. So for Richard and Labour to now cry foul after they took part in that decision is hypocritical.

    A consultation starts today, June 26th, and runs for 11 weeks and will form the basis for a report that will go to Warwickshire's Cabinet in October. Jerry Roodhouse along with fellow Liberal Democrats will be pressing the case for a fair deal to safeguard jobs and pressing to increase the number of family support workers based in the community because we believe that there is a better way. At a cabinet meeting where this was discussed Jerry stated that "the acid test will be to see the investment needed into the workforce if the proposals being made by the Conservatives are to work" we will also be pressing hard for greater scrutiny of the proposals being made.

  • Moriarty's
    Article: Jun 11, 2017
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Jerry Roodhouse, the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Rugby and Bulkington, has written to the local papers to say thank you to all those people who voted for him and the Liberal Democrats at the General Election.

    Dear Editor,

    I want to thank all those people that voted for me and the Liberal Democrats at the General election last week.

  • JR with Dogs
    Article: Jun 4, 2017
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Jerry Roodhouse, the Liberal Democrats Parliamentary Candidate for Rugby & Bulkington, is opposed to bringing back fox hunting and believes we should have higher animal welfare rules.

    Jerry has received hundreds of emails asking for his views on fox hunting, with more people contacting him than any other issue. The issue flared up last month when Theresa May said, "I've always been in favour of fox hunting." The 2017 Conservative manifesto says, "We will grant a free vote, on a government bill in government time, to give parliament the opportunity to decide the future of the Hunting Act."

  • Supporters pic
    Article: Jun 3, 2017
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Jerry Roodhouse, Liberal Democrats Parliamentary Candidate for Rugby & Bulkington, has signed an open letter urging Theresa May to stand up and challenge Donald Trump's decision to pull the United States of America out of the Paris Climate Change Agreement.

    The Liberal Democrats are calling on Theresa May to urgently speak out and oppose Donald Trump's planned withdrawal because the deal was the result of two decades of international negotiations and a huge positive step forward for the future of humanity.

  • Jerry Roodhouse - Vote Liberal Democrat
    Article: Jun 2, 2017
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Rugby & Bulkington needs a local champion who will stand up for the area. Jerry Roodhouse is a tireless campaigner with a track record of action as a long standing Rugby Borough and County Councillor.

    He operates at the community edge of politics, never afraid to challenge the establishment or be unpopular with officials in pursuit of his constituent's interests. His straight talking approach is needed at Westminster to stand up for Rugby and ensure the final Brexit deal is good for Rugby.

  • Jerry Roodhouse and Richard Dodd with Pensioners
    Article: Jun 2, 2017
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    The Conservative manifesto plans will mean the average household in Rugby could be forced to pay £119,076 - 54% of the value of their homes for social care after they die, it has been revealed - in what has been dubbed the Dementia Tax.

    The manifesto plans, which would mean that people would be forced to hand over assets worth over £100,000 to pay for social care at home, would have a particularly damaging impact on sufferers of dementia, who have complicated long-term health needs.

  • Jerry Roodhouse
    Article: May 31, 2017
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Up to 1,838 children from under privileged backgrounds living across Warwickshire will have their lunches taken away under Theresa May's plans to abolish universal free school lunches for infants, Liberal Democrat research has revealed. In total 17, 253 children in Warwickshire are set to lose out under the plans.

    Those families losing out are expected to have to pay around £440 per child per year for their school lunches.

  • JR Houlton Cycle way
    Article: May 31, 2017
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    The Liberal Democrats will commit to a responsible and realistic £100 billion package of additional infrastructure investment to help boost the economy and ensure that our communities have the roads and schools that they need.

    The Liberal Democrat priorities for the country include:

    • A programme of installing hyperfast, fibre-optic broadband across the UK.
    • Capital investment in schools and hospitals to support capacity increases and modernisation.
    • Significant investment in road and rail infrastructure.
    • Additional funding to bring more private investment into renewable energy.
    • £5 billion of initial capital for a new British Housing and Infrastructure Development Bank, using public money to attract private investment for these priorities.
  • Liberal Democrat logo large
    Article: May 27, 2017
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Liberal Democrats, Labour and Green Councillors teamed up on Tuesday 23 May 2017 to challenge Conservative Council leader Izzi Seccombe's attempts to restrict democracy and accountability in Warwickshire.

    It's the job of opposition councillors to scrutinise and hold the decision makers to account to ensure best value for the tax payer. However, the Conservatives have given all the chairs of Scrutiny Committees to members of their own party.

  • Jerry Cafe pic
    Article: May 26, 2017
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    This election is important because it will set the agenda for the next five years as we negotiate our way out of the EU and the choices we make for our schools, the National Health Service, the police, the economy, the environment, infrastructure and housing.

    Rugby and Bulkington needs a strong local champion who will stand up for the area. Jerry Roodhouse is a tireless campaigner who has a track record of promoting to great affect the interests and causes of people in Rugby.