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Conservatives Announce Second Tranche of Candidates

Conservative Leader Cllr Tim Harris said, “The Conservatives are standing a candidate in every ward once again. We are the party of the whole Borough with high quality candidates who represent the diverse population of Reading. I am proud to lead a team of candidates and Councillors who have the interests of local people at heart.”

Strong support for Azam Janjua

More campaiging in Church ward meeting local people and discussing the need to get Shinfield Road moving again. We are out every day knocking on doors and collecting pledges to support our Conservative candidates. Why not join us and enjoy a drink and a chat afterwards...We found today dismayed local residents unhappy that opposition parties are using dog whistle politics to try to win votes.

Another busy week of campaigning!

Reading East Conservatives met hundreds of local residents this week right across the constituency. We have many more sessions planned and welcome all supporters to join our growing taskforce of activists who are working hard to ensure we hold and win seats on May 3rd.

Conservatives Setting the Agenda

Reading Borough Conservatives continue to set the agenda on Reading Borough Council. At last night’s Council meeting only Conservative Councillors tabled any questions to the minority Labour administration. In addition Conservative Councillors tabled four motions which were intended to make a real difference to the lives of Reading people. By contrast Labour Councillors moved three motions about national issues.

Canvassing continues

Church Ward councillors Azam Janjua and Tim Harris were pleased to welcome a large team of Reading East Conservatives to canvass the University area of the ward on Saturday. The team met residents and discussed their concerns with inadequacies of council services and their widespread dis-satisfaction with the Shinfield Junction. It was great to hear that most voters plan to support the Conservatives and back Azam Janjua who pledges that a Conservative led Council would restore the roundabouts. 

Rob Wilson's response to the budget: Good for Britain and Good for Reading!

Rob Wilson, MP for Reading East, has responded to the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Budget Statement today by welcoming its commitment to increase the personal allowance, to cut the top rate of tax, to improve the settlement on child benefit and to press ahead in cutting the deficit. Rob has called the Budget “a Budget for working people, dealing with the economic crisis of today, building prosperity for tomorrow.”

Reading misses out again on city status

Rob Wilson, MP for Reading East, has said he is “disappointed” that Reading has not been given city status as a part of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. The disappointing result follows the announcement made by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister. However, Rob has said he remains undeterred in pushing Reading as the economic and cultural hub for the Thames Valley.

South East MEP becomes new Conservative Leader

Following the resignation of Martin Callanan a fortnight ago, the new leader of Britain's Conservative MEPs has been announced as South East England MEP Richard Ashworth. He was elected today by fellow Tory MEPs to lead the Party's delegation in the European Parliament.

Rob Wilson sets out triple investment vision for Reading’s future

Rob Wilson set out his ambitious triple investment vision for Reading in a speech to the Reading East Conservative Association on Friday 9th March. In his thoughtful address, Rob spoke about why he is involved in politics, his role in fighting for Reading East in Westminster, his desire to see all children and young people have equal educational opportunities, and his aim to deliver a “vision that will benefit local people for decades to come.”