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  • 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.

  • Jerry and police car
    Article: May 21, 2017
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Liberal Democrats have announced they would end years of pay restraint for nurses, teachers and police in Warwickshire by lifting the 1% cap on public sector pay and increases wages in line with inflation.

    Under Liberal Democrat plans, the 5,126 teachers working in Warwickshire would get an average pay rise of £895 by 2021, while the 853 police working for Warwickshire Police would see their pay boosted by £471.

    The plans would also lead to an estimated pay rise of £527 for the 1,925 nurses working in Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust by 2021, helping to tackle the shortage of nurses and potential strikes over pay this summer.

    In contrast, the Conservative's public sector pay cap combined with rising inflation since the Brexit vote will mean that by 2021, the average nurse will be nearly £4,000 worse off.

    The announcement comes as a survey by the Royal College of Nursing has revealed nine out of 10 nursing leaders say they are worried about their ability to recruit nurses and that there are an estimated 40,000 nursing vacancies in the NHS.

    Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Rugby & Bulkington, Jerry Roodhouse, said:

    "The NHS and our schools are struggling to recruit the staff they need and rising inflation not helped by Brexit means that prices in the shops are rising and living standards are falling. It's also been reported in the news that nurses are going to food banks just to get by. This is terrible and Theresa May doesn't seem to want to do anything about it. The Liberal Democrats believe a better future is possible. We will stand up for our schools and hospitals and give hard-working nurses, teachers and police the pay rise they deserve."