Introducing our 2021 Local Election Candidates

By Reading Liberal Democrats,

The Reading Liberal Democrats are proud to introduce our team of candidates for the 2021 Reading Borough Council elections.

Candidates have been confirmed across all 16 wards for the 2021 local elections here in Reading, originally scheduled for 2020 but delayed due to the Coronavirus pandemic.  As well as the 16 regular elections, a by-election will take place in Peppard Ward, following the resignation of a councillor there.

17 Lib Dem candidates from all walks of life are standing as your local champions, from Abbey to Whitley.  Each of our candidates will be a powerful voice for their local communities.  Many of them already have strong reputations for working hard all year round.

You can meet and read about all of them here.

Councillor Ricky Duveen, Liberal Democrat Group Leader on Reading Borough Council, said:

“People across Reading are telling us it's time for a change.  It's been a tough year for all of us, but this Conservative Government and our local Labour administration here in Reading show little sign of recognising what local people actually need.  

Our Liberal Democrat Councillors work tirelessly for their communities.  My staunch colleague Meri O'Connell is a shining example here in Reading, and I trust voters in Tilehurst share my faith in her.

There are thousands of Liberal Democrat Councillors across the country, and where Liberal Democrats are elected in numbers, local areas can really see the benefit.  Look at Liberal Democrat-run Three Rivers, the best council for recycling in the country - what a far cry from what Labour and the Conservatives have left us with here!”

Sir Ed Davey MP, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, said:

“This Liberal Democrat election campaign is all about your community. How we can help your community build back. How we can help local businesses on your high street, closed for months, to re-open, survive and thrive.  How together we can make your community fairer, greener and more caring.

So, on the 6th of May, people have a fantastic opportunity to back their community, by backing people who believe in their community, people who will act for and with their community – their Liberal Democrat candidate.

Vote Liberal Democrat on the 6th of May and you’ll get a local champion who will get things done in your community. You’ll get a cleaner, greener neighbourhood where recovery comes first and local people are listened to.”

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