Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Free Lunch or Convert?

On Sunday, Woodley Conservatives and I enjoyed a lunch to thank helpers and celebrate the successes of Shahid Younis and Abdul Lloyd, elected in Bulmershe Whitegates and Loddon respectively.  The photo below was taken during the lunch. First left is Wahid Kashir.  I was surprised to see him at a Conservative … Continue reading

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Vote Green: Get Labour

Greens have announced today they are going to deliver a Labour administration.  Rob White is going against his promise to support the current Deputy Mayor Cllr Jenny Rynn.  Instead Rob White has now pledged support to Labour’s last-minute candidates for Mayor and … Continue reading

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Who will the Greens choose to support?

To quote from the Green Party’s literature: “After the mess Labour left the economy in we must not put them back in power.  The devastating cuts that the Conservatives and Lib Dems are making to bus concessions, care and children’s … Continue reading

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Withdrawal of unpopular licence application

I am delighted with this afternoon’s news that this application has been withdrawn.  I’d written with my objections to the Licensing Department and am glad the applicant has responded to my, and others, objections.  Dear Sir/Madam  APPLICATION FOR THE GRANT … Continue reading

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Sikh New Year Celebration

Over a thousand people took part in this year’s procession from the Sikh Temple in Cumberland Road through Park Ward. Both of Reading’s Members of Parliament, Rob Wilson & Alok Sharma were there, as were several of my councillor friends. It started … Continue reading

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Campaigning with James Elles MEP

On Thursday afternoon I was joined on my campaign trail by James Elles MEP, as well as fellow Councillors Azam Janjua & Isobel Ballsdon.  This photo is taken with Newtown resident Nigel Quelsh who was very keen to show his support for my campaign.

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Reading Conservatives Launch Local Election Manifesto

My friend and colleague Richard Willis has blogged today about the launch of our Group’s Local Election Manifesto.  You can read his post here  and our Manifesto here. For a complete contrast you may like to compare it with Reading Labour’s Manifesto … Continue reading

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Out with Rob Wilson MP

This evening I was joined by Rob for my last session of the day.  We met a lovely little girl and her mother, Tanya.  Nicole had spent a lot of the day playing happily in the garden in her bright pink Mini Mouse dress.  … Continue reading

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Cabinet meeting last night – Green Road Mosque

The Cabinet is the Council’s Executive.  The Cabinet decide the Authority’s policy.  I attended the meeting last night because of two particular agenda items relating to Park Ward.  The first was about the Green Road Mosque.  This has been an … Continue reading

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Reading’s First Council Tax Freeze

0% Increase Labour ran Reading for years and always increased Council Tax every year. In May last year the local Conservative/Lib Dem coalition took charge and have now frozen Council Tax.  Note: both Labour and the Green councillor voted AGAINST this freeze. Bills started arriving … Continue reading

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