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Kintbury Christmas Quiz

The Kintbury Christmas Quiz started the festive season with a bang with 60 people enjoying a fun-filled evening answering some challenging questions from Quizmaster Andrew Rowles.

West Berkshire Conservative Women’s Organisation coffee morning

We were delighted to welcome Claire Perry, MP for Devizes and Minister of State for Climate Change and Industry at the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, who spoke at the West Berkshire Conservative Women’s Organisation coffee morning in Boxford.

Richard Benyon pushes for a coordinated response to safety on the A34

Following the horrific accidents this summer on the A34 in West Berkshire, Richard Benyon met with neighbouring MPs, Ed Vaizey, MP for Didcot and Wantage, and Nicola Blackwood, MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, yesterday to coordinate their campaign for urgent action to improve safety on this stre

Richard Benyon welcomes new jobs figures showing a strong economy in Newbury

Richard Benyon, Member of Parliament for Newbury, has welcomed this month’s record-breaking employment figures showing that there are more people in work than ever before, with 320,000 more people in work across the South East.  Since 2010, there are over 2.7 million more people in work across th

Richard Benyon welcomes new council leader

With the retirement of Gordon Lundie as Leader of West Berkshire Council, the ruling Conservative Group has elected Councillor Roger Croft to replace him.

CONSERVATIVES UNSURPRISED AT LIBERAL DEMOCRATS' FAILURE TO FUND CARE ACT

Conservatives at West Berkshire Council were unsurprised by last minute attempts by local Liberal Democrats to secure the funding that had been promised by the government to implement the 2014 Care Act in full. Part of the Act places a duty on all local authorities to widen the eligibility from the threshold defined as 'critical' to a new national minimum eligiblity level.