Our Candidates

Standing for Reading Borough Council in 2024

The Reading Liberal Democrats are proud to announce a full slate of candidates for the 2024 Borough Council elections here in Reading. All across our town, from Abbey to Whitley, the Liberal Democrats are standing to demand a fair deal for Reading.

Our Council candidates are as follows:

Henry Wright for Abbey
Henry Wright for Abbey
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John Grout for Battle
John Grout for Battle
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Chris Burden for Caversham
Chris Burden for Caversham
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Vania Costa-Krol for Caversham Heights
Vania Costa-Krol for Caversham Heights
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Mark Cole for Church
Mark Cole for Church
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Jonathan Hill for Coley
Jonathan Hill for Coley
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Pieter De Boiserie for Emmer Green
Pieter De Boiserie for Emmer Green
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Margaret McNeill for Katesgrove
Margaret McNeill for Katesgrove
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Riccardo Mancuso-Marcello for Kentwood
Riccardo Mancuso-Marcello for Kentwood
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Marie French for Norcot
Marie French for Norcot
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Chris Dodson for Park
Chris Dodson for Park
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Francis Jakeman for Redlands
Francis Jakeman for Redlands
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Benjamin Sims for Southcote
Benjamin Sims for Southcote
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Jo Ramsay for Thames
Jo Ramsay for Thames
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James Moore for Tilehurst
James Moore for Tilehurst
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Tom Weir for Whitley
Tom Weir for Whitley
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Contact your Candidate
Contact your Candidate
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Which ward do I live in?

Ward Finder

Electoral Calculus can tell you which ward you live in

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Where do I need to go to vote?

Polling Station Finder

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What kinds of ID can I bring with me to vote?

About Voter ID

The Electoral Commission can tell you about the voter ID you'll need to bring

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Voted already? Let us know!

Voted already? Let us know!

We'll be reminding people to vote, so if you've voted already, let us know so we don't disturb you!

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Police & Crime Commissioner

Tim Bearder for PCC

Looking for our candidate for Police & Crime Commissioner? Click Here!

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Our Local Manifesto

Our Local Manifesto

Read our 2024 Local Manifesto for A Fair Deal for Reading

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Parliamentary Candidates

Parliamentary Candidates

Looking for our candidates for the General Election? Click here!

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I'll vote Lib Dem

I'll vote Lib Dem

Let us know you'll be voting Liberal Democrat

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Don't let the Conservative government take away your right to vote!

Nowadays, anyone voting in person will have to bring valid photo ID with them in order to cast a ballot.  This initiative risks disenfranchising millions of vulnerable, young and elderly people and has cost millions of pounds of public money, despite there being very low rates of electoral fraud in the UK.  Click the button above, or here, to find out what forms of photo ID are valid and how you can get them for free.  On the Electoral Commission website you can also find out how to register for different types of vote, including a postal vote or a proxy vote if you struggle to get to a polling station.

Help us get a fair deal for Reading!

Voting Liberal Democrat - whether you're in Emmer Green or Whitley, Tilehurst or Park - will help us get the fair deal Reading deserves.  Reading has suffered from a lack of vision and leadership for too long.  To tackle this, we have a 'Six to Fix' list of easy, achievable things that would change Reading residents' lives for the better:

•    Joined-up cycle lanes
•    Kerbside glass recycling
•    Bus services to all areas
•    Protected library services
•    An after-school club or youth centre for every young person
•    Telling Thames Water "no": stop sewage dumping and fix our water supply

You can read about what we stand for here, about our aims in our manifesto, and the priorities and backgrounds of each of our candidates on their pages, above.  If you like what you read, why not get in touch or get involved - and help us get a fair deal for Reading.