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Statement to voters
Reading has been my home for ten years now. It's where I met my husband and it's where my little boy George was born in 2018. I love this town, its varied community and its vibrant cultural scene. I am Chair of a local charity here and helped set up opportunities for young people to get into the world of work as part of my role at Vodafone. I never thought of getting involved in politics until the 2016 referendum, since when I've realised that we really should all be part of it. It's the only way to make our voices heard and make this country a better place. I want to serve Reading as Councillor in whatever way the people of Southcote need. My main bugbear is the terrible congestion and poor air along the Bath Road in particular. If I am elected to Council, I will do everything I can to tackle that, improve public transport and cycle paths and make it easier for people to travel into Reading in other ways. Having just had a baby at Royal Berkshire, I know the pain it is to get to the hospital and that is something I would want to improve for my constituents. I am also keen to work with the residents and businesses of the Meadway shopping area to try and attract funding and focus to this neglected area of Reading which so many people could benefit from. Please get in touch with me if you have any questions or want to talk about your concerns for Southcote. I'm here for you and I hope to prove it to you one day soon!
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Reading Liberal Democrats
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This candidate has previously stood for election in:
- 2019: The Reading local election, as the Liberal Democrats candidate for the Southcote
- 2018: The Reading local election, as the Liberal Democrats candidate for the Southcote
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