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2019 General Election

by merioconnell on 30 October, 2019

Transforming Youth Custody

by merioconnell on 25 September, 2014

It costs an average £100,000 per year to lock up a young person – with some placements costing up to £200,000. That’s more than 5 times the cost of sending someone to Eton. And yet 73% of young offenders who leave custody reoffend within 12 months. Something is not working and society is literally paying […]

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Blog piece originally written 30.09.13 and posted on the Greater Reading Lib Dem website Why does Reading need a new Secondary school? Since becoming the Lib Dem Lead for Education in May 2012, I have been acutely aware of the pressure on school places in Reading. Local authorities across the country were caught by surprise […]

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