People

Daniel Hannan MEP

Daniel Hannan has been Conservative MEP for the South East of England since 1999. Local Conservatives voted him to the top of the regional list for the 2004 and 2009 European elections.

Cllr Alison Swaddle - Earley Town Council - Whitegates Ward

Alison lives in the heart of the ward with her children and was elected in May 2015 to represent Whitegates ward on Earley Town Council.She sits on the Planning Committee and represents ETC on the Wokingham Waterside Centre board and the Highwood Management Committee. 

Cllr Alison Swaddle - President

Alison Swaddle became President in March 2016 after holding every other position.She was Reading East's Chairman from 2010 to 2013 and again for 2015/16 and had previously served two years as the Deputy Chairman responsible for Fundraising and Membership. She was Deputy Chairman Political from March 2013 - February 2015Alison is also part of the Area Management Team as the Deputy Chairman (Membership) of Berkshire Area.

Nirj Deva MEP

Nirj was educated at St Joseph's Catholic College, Colombo and Loughborough University. He has been an aeronautical Engineer, Scientist and a Company Chairman and Director from 1997-99. He was a Member of Parliament, Brentford & Isleworth, from 1992-97.

Richard Ashworth MEP

Richard was born in 1947 in Folkestone, Kent and he is married to Sally.  They have three daughters.

Cllr Ed Hopper - Thames Ward

Ed was re-elected to represent Thames Ward in May 2016 having been first elected in 2012.He has lived in Reading since 1998 with his wife and two young daughters who both attend school in the town.Ed works a few miles outside Reading so he knows the pressures of commuting by car on Reading’s roads. Ed and his family are involved with their local church where he serves on the Parochial Church Council.