|Tony Jones: Local resident with huge experience|
I have lived here in Redlands Ward in Morgan Road for over 15 years, with my wife Liz and three children.
Some will remember that I represented Redlands Ward as a councillor during the 1990s. In that time I was instrumental in winning Government funds for a major regeneration of the Hexham Estate that included the building of the popular Hexham Community Centre and children’s play area, as well as helping to win important traffic safety improvements.
I also led the highly successful campaign which opened up over 500 empty homes across the town.
My community roles have included being a school governor and serving on the university council. As Mayor of Reading, I raised a record-breaking sum of money for local children in need and other charities.
I am grateful to Redlands Labour Party for giving me this chance to work alongside Jan Gavin. Since she was elected last May Jan has shown what a difference a Labour councillor can make to an area. I trust my energy and experience will continue to build on her good work for the benefit of all residents in Redlands.
With 28 weeks to go to election day I know that I'm in for a tough fight. But we managed to pull off a magnificent victory last year and there is no reason, with a lot of hard work, we can't do the same again in 2012.
2011 Result in Redlands
Labour 1,295 votes
Lib Dem 757
More about me here.