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Conservatives Welcome Extra £4.9m Awarded for Reading Transport Improvements

Reading Conservatives are celebrating the award by the Conservative-led government, of £4.9m from the Local Strategic Transport Fund. The decision, which was announced on Tuesday 5 July, was submitted by the Council’s previous Conservative / Lib Dem coalition. It is the only award from the fund to a Berkshire authority.

Conservatives welcome review of Shinfield Road traffic lights

The Conservative Group on Reading Borough Council welcomed the outcome of a motion moved by Conservative Councillor Tim Harris at the full meeting of Reading Borough Council on 28th June.With the sole objective of improving the road layout on Shinfield Road, Cllr Harris moved a motion calling on the minority Labour administration to take specific actions to alleviate the problems caused by the new road layout and traffic signals at the ‘Merry Maidens’ on Shinfield Road.  

Summer Dinner with Oliver Letwin MP

Reading East Conservative Association was delighted to welcome the Rt Hon Oliver Letwin to the Summer Dinner at the Prudential Ibis Club on 16 June.

Conservatives back Reading's Bid for City Status

Rob Wilson MP gave an excellent speech today in Parliament backing the bid for city status for Reading and explaining why he feels passionate about his home town and why it deserves to be recognized as Britain's next city.

Resounding Victory for No to AV in Reading East

The results from the count on Friday show that the majority of people in Reading East have firmly rejected the proposal to change the way we elect our MPs and introduce the Alternative Vote.

2011 Manifesto revealed by Reading Conservatives

Reading Conservatives have launched their local election manifesto for the 5th May elections with pledges to at least freeze Council Tax again next year and to investigate a discount for Reading’s pensioners.

Good News for Reading!

Candidate for Peppard Ward Richard Willis writes, "having seen some of the Labour leaflets being pushed through the doors of some areas of Reading and the doom and gloom they contain, I thought it would be worth highlighting some recent great news for local people: