Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Reading Council Elections 2015: Labour Candidates

With the local council elections now within one hundred days, Reading Labour Party has released it's line up for wards across the town.

The list includes nine councillors seeking to defend seats they already hold, four former councillors, including one former mayor, hopeful of returning to the civic office benches and two new candidates.

Gurvinder Kaur is hoping to join her father Daya Pal Singh as a councillor in Kentwood, while Chris Maskell is expecting to maintain the father / daughter alliance with Sarah Hacker in Battle ward.

Former mayor Richard Stainthorp is standing in the Thames ward, while former mayoress Mary Waite is looking forward to return to her former stomping ground in Caversham.

Labour leader Jo Lovelock said "We always take the council elections in Reading seriously. This year, of course, voters will be also casting their votes for the town's two parliamentary seats as well, so as well as all the national debate, we will be reminding people of our strong track record of delivering quality services in Reading in spite of the massive cuts made to the council's budget by the coalition government over the past five years."

"We are confident, but never complacent, that voters in Reading will recognise the work of the Labour led council and return our strong and experienced team of existing councillors as well as very possibly adding to our numbers in seats where Labour is seeking to replace opposition parties."  

Abbey - Mohammed Ayub - existing councillor
Battle - Chris Maskell - existing councillor
Caversham - Mary Waite - former councillor in Caversham
Church - Paul Woodward - existing councillor
Katesgrove - Matt Rodda - existing councillor
Kentwood - Gurvinder Kaur - new candidate, daughter of Cllr Daya Pal Singh
Minster - Paul Gittings - existing councillor
Norcot - Graeme Hoskin - existing councillor
Park - David Dymond - former councillor in Minster
Peppard - Leighton Yeo - former councillor in Minster
Southcote - Matthew Lawrence - existing councillor
Redlands - Jan Gavin - existing councillor
Tilehurst - Matt Harrison - new candidate
Thames - Richard Stainthorp - former councillor and Mayor
Whitley - Kelly Edwards - existing councillor

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