Henry Wright

The Liberal Democrat candidate for Reading Central


About Henry

"I was born right here in Reading Central, in the Royal Berkshire Hospital, and grew up in Spencers Wood.  Like you, I’m tired of feeling that Britain just doesn’t work any more.

"After leaving to study Computer Science at university, I returned during the Covid-19 pandemic to train as a teacher at the University of Reading.  I now live here in central Reading, and proudly work for the local NHS in digital services, having previously worked as a civil servant and consultant.

"I see first-hand, through my work in the NHS, the disastrous state the country is in - so I’m standing for Parliament to do something about it.  Fixing our NHS, our economy and our country won’t be easy, but with your help, we can get our town the fair deal we know it deserves."

Henry Wright

Henry's priorities for Reading Central

1) Sort out the NHS

Years of Conservative neglect have brought our NHS to its knees.  It’s time our services get the investment they desperately need to get back on track, and our doctors, nurses, dentists and pharmacists all get a fair deal.

2) Sort out the economy

It feels like Britain is broken - global events would be bad enough even without Conservative mismanagement.  It’s time to end the cost of living crisis and end the unfairness and waste in the system.

3) Sort out the environment

We can’t keep ignoring climate change.  We owe it to young people and to future generations to pass on a planet - and a country - worth living in.  It’s time for action on our water, our air, and our energy.

Ed Davey gives speech in front of seated audience

Our Manifesto

Find out more about the Lib Dem manifesto that Henry is standing on

The Reading Liberal Democrats local manifesto, 2024

Our local plan

Find our more about what Henry and the local party stand for in Reading


Remember: Conservatives want to concentrate power in the elite and do things to you;
Labour want to concentrate power in the state and do things for you;
but Liberal Democrats want to give power back to the people and do things along with you.

Save Reading FC

Henry spoke passionately at the Lib Dem Spring Conference in York on March the 16th, calling on government departments to intervene to save Reading FC from collapse - and in support of Lib Dem proposals to increase support for grassroots sport and widen availability of televised sports coverage so more people can enjoy it.

Henry said "You might have noticed this shirt I'm wearing - what does it mean?  Well, to me it makes me part of a community that has existed in one way or another in Reading since 1871. It is of course the shirt of my beloved Reading Football Club.  It unites people from across my town, from different areas, different backgrounds, different views, in their love of the sport.  But I have to say - sport is a powerful thing, but it is at its weakest when we give too much power to corporations and big money.  Today, my beloved Royals are on the verge of collapse thanks to the very greed we seek to address.  The EFL have allowed the club to be bought by an irresponsible owner, Dai Youngge; he's selling our training ground, he's not paying our staff, he is ruining the club, and he is potentially going to rob this sporting asset from the town - so if anyone from the EFL or DCMS is watching, we must save Reading Football Club.

And it's this feeling of people across Reading which illustrates why me must support Lib Dem proposals to open up sport for the people - and support people who are supporters, players, athletes, trainers and back-office staff.  I work for the NHS and I know that increasing our activity would increase our health.  I hope this illustrates the plight of my club - the plight of my town - and the the feelings these proposals create.  Sport is for the people, and you should support these proposals."

Henry Wright speaks at the Lib Dem Spring Conference wearing a Reading FC strip

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