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2012 Reading Borough Council Candidates

Today Reading Borough Council released the names of the candidates legally nominated to stand in the local elections on 3rd May.

Every ward has Conservative, Labour, Lib Dem and Green candidates. There is the usual smattering of independents, Roman Party, and Common Sense candidates, plus one from UKIP.

Whitley ward, which usually has the lowest number of people voting has the highest number of candidates at six!

The candidates are:


Alex Coleman – Conservative

Tony Page* – Labour

Kirsten Ruth Bayes – Lib Dem

Hazel Mary Murphy – Green

Howard Thomas – Common Sense Party


Imraan Ishtiaq – Conservative

Gul Khan* – Labour

Mark David Edward Whiley – Lib Dem

Alan Edward Lockey – Green

Jean-Luis Pascual – Roman Party. Ave!


Dave Luckett* – Conservative

Richard Davies – Labour & Co-op

Jenny Claire Woods – Lib Dem

Jenny Hicks – Green


Azam Janjua* – Conservative

Eileen McElligott – Labour

Annette Hendry – Lib Dem

Vivienne Joyce Johnson – Green

Kim Maysh – Common Sense Party


Richard Robeson – Conservative

Rose Williams – Labour

Janel Marie Blattler – Lib Dem

James Eric Towell – Green

Michael Turbeville – Independent


Emma Warman* – Conservative

Daya Pal Singh – Labour

Jon Walls – Lib Dem

Kevin Jackson – Green

Matt Plunkett – Common Sense Party


Isobel Ballsdon – Conservative

Ashley Mark Edward Pearce – Labour

Chris Burden – Lib Dem

Dougie Coulter – Green


Alanzo Seville – Conservative

Liz Terry – Labour & Co-op

Georgina Hughes – Lib Dem

Sunil Gandhi – Green


Michael Fairfax – Conservative

Jo Lovelock* – Labour

Margaret McNeill – Lib Dem

David James Patterson – Green


Laurence Taylor – Conservative

Rachael Chrisp – Labour & Co-op

Hoyte Swager – Lib Dem

Jamie Whitham – Green


Jane Stanford-Beale – Conservative

David Absolom – Labour

Mustafa Chaudhary – Lib Dem

Kate Day – Green

Jamie Chowdhary* – Independent


Leo Lester – Conservative

Tony Jones – Labour & Co-op

James Moore – Lib Dem

Robert Alan Booth – Green


Ali Asghar – Conservative

Debs Edwards* – Labour

David Robert Warren – Lib Dem

Kizzi Miranda Murtagh – Green


Ed Hopper – Conservative

Duncan Quay Bruce – Labour

Guy William Gipps Penman – Lib Dem

Helen Isobel McNamara – Green

John Dickson – Independent


Robert Vickers – Conservative

Haji Banaras – Labour

Meri O’Connell – Lib Dem

Doug Cresswell – Green

William Stewart Graham MacPhee – UKIP


Nick Brown – Conservative

Michael Orton* – Labour

Rebecca Ellen Chester – Lib Dem

Keith Johnson – Green

Mike Diamond – Common Sense Party

Jamie Steven Wake – Independent


(* indicates a sitting Councillor seeking re-election)


There are seven wards which have no defending Councillor which could make for a less predictable result. I will post more on the contests in each ward later.


April 5, 2012 - Posted by | Local

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