Parliamentary Nominations in Reading (East and West)
The nominations have closed for the General Election in Reading and the following persons have been nominated for each constituency:
DODDS Anneliese Jane (80 Belmont Road, Reading RG30 2UU) – The Labour Party Candidate
EPPS Gareth Daniel (12 St John’s Road, Reading RG1 4EB) – Liberal Democrats
LLOYD Joan Rose (18 Silverthorne Drive, Caversham, Reading RG4 7NS) – Independent
PITFIELD Adrian Bruce William (19 Milton Grove, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 5BJ) – UK Independence Party
TURBERVILLE Michael Jeffrey (15 Eastview Place, East Street, Reading RG1 4AW) – Independent
WHITE Rob (22 Cumberland Road, Reading RG1 3LB) – The Green Party
WILSON Rob (12 Oakley Road, Caversham, Reading RG4 7RL) – The Conservative Party Candidate
BENSON Daisy (11 Somerstown Court, Reading RG1 7TY) – Liberal Democrats
HAY Bruce Alexander (36 Worcester Drive, Didcot, Oxon OX11 8UR) – UK Independence Party
SARKAR Naz (9 Dunleary Court, Westcote Road, Reading RG30 2DJ) – The Labour Party Candidate
SHARMA Alok (Maplecroft, Upper Warren Ave, Reading RG4 7EB) – The Conservative Party Candidate
THOMAS Howard (90 Stone Street, Reading RG30 1HU) – Common Sense Party
WINDISCH Adrian (29 Erleigh Court Gardens, Earley, Reading RG6 1EJ) – The Green Party
So we have two UKIP candidates who would probably struggle to find their way to Reading without a map! One from Didcot and one from Milton Keynes. It also seems that Labour’s Naz Sarkar has finally abandoned his constituents in Waltham Forest and has got himself an address in Reading. I just hope his journey to work doesn’t involve the IDR!
However, the most curious case is that of Daisy Benson. A few weeks ago when she submitted her nomination for Redlands ward she declared herself as living at 12 St John’s Road in central Reading (Reading East constituency). Now she has declared that she actually lives at 11 Somerstown Court, Tilehurst Road, also in Reading East but a lot closer to Reading West. She cannot be living at both addresses at once and she is only legally allowed to register to vote at one address in the Borough, which should be her primary residence.
Gareth Epps however, seems now to have decided that he is standing for the Reading East constituency after all!