BREAKING NEWS: Reading Labour Select Millionaire Outsider to Contest West
My sources tell me that at their Parliamentary selection Reading and District Labour Party have selected another outsider to contest the Reading West seat at the next General Election expected in 2015. This time however they have not gone for a part-time teacher from London but a millionairess from Buckinghamshire!
The Party considered three candidates from an all-woman short-list which included former Reading Borough Councillor Deborah Watson, Wycombe Councillor Victoria Groulef and Christine Quigley. They have chosen Cllr Victoria Groulef who is Labour Group Leader (Group of 7) and lives in a million pound house in Bourne End in Buckinghamshire. She is married to John and has two young children.
Her Council declaration of interests include a couple of small businesses and a property company. Outside of her Councillor duties she runs a lingerie company for which she was interviewed in 2010 and posed for photographs.
After Labour’s disastrous selection of London Councillor Naz Sarkar at the last General Election many people expected Labour to chose a local candidate this time. In Deborah Watson they had a local choice but once again have chosen an outsider to face the very local Conservative MP Alok Sharma.