Candidates for local elections in south Reading on Thursday 3 May

The candidates standing in the council elections on Thursday 3 May have been announced. If you haven’t yet registered to vote, you have until Tuesday 17 April to do so, otherwise you will not be allowed to vote on the day.

Candidates marked with an asterisk are sitting councillors for that ward.

Church ward

Church ward (via Google Maps)

Candidate Party
Paul Carnell Conservative Party
Francis Jakeman Liberal Democrats
Heather Laird Conservative Party
Riccardo Mancuso Liberal Democrats
Kathryn McCann Green Party
Ruth McEwan Labour Party
* Ashley Pearce Labour Party

Eileen McElligott will be standing down, so two councillors need to be elected in Church ward.

Church ward’s other councillor Paul Woodward, from the Labour party, was elected until 2019.

Katesgrove ward

Katesgrove ward (via Google Maps)

Candidate Party
Natalie Greenstreet Conservative Party
* Sophia James Labour Party
Gurvinder Kaur Labour Party
Louise Keane Green Party
Peter Kinsley Liberal Democrats
Margaret McNeill Liberal Democrats
Beth Vincent Conservative Party

Matt Rodda will be standing down because he is now the Reading East MP, so two councillors need to be elected in Katesgrove.

Katesgrove ward’s other councillor Rose Williams, from the Labour party, was elected until 2020.

Redlands ward

Redlands ward (via Google Maps)

Candidate Party
* David Absolom Labour Party
Graham Alexander Liberal Democrats
Charlie Evans Conservative Party
Kizzi Johannessen Green Party

Redlands ward’s other councillors Jan Gavin and Tony Jones, both from the Labour party, were elected until 2019 and 2020 respectively.

Whitley ward

Whitley ward (via Google Maps)

Candidate Party
Neil Adams Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts
* Rachel Eden Labour Party
Helen Hopper Conservative Party
John Illenden Liberal Democrats
Lucy Mortlock Green Party

Whitley ward’s other councillors Kelly Edwards and Emmett McKenna, both from the Labour party, were elected until 2019 and 2020 respectively.


Links
  1. Local elections on the Whitley Pump
  2. Local elections at Reading Borough Council
  3. Local councillors at Reading Borough Council
  4. Reading Labour Party
  5. Reading East and Reading West Conservatives
  6. Reading Liberal Democrats
  7. Reading and Wokingham Green Party
  8. Make sure you’re registered to vote in time for the local elections this May
  9. What ward am I in?
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