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Here are our 2019 Woodley Town Council Candidates

Nigel Harman

Bulmershe

Nigel Harman

Nigel has lived in Woodley for over 20 years and has been actively working with the Lib Dems for most of that time. Nigel campaigns for issues that matter to residents and fights to make Bulmershe and Whitegates a better, greener, safer place to live and work.

"It's time we took our responsibility to the environment seriously, we need to increase recycling - in particular introduce the kerbside collection of glass and reduce our reliance on the car. It will be a privilege to campaign and speak up for the residents of Bulmershe and Whitegates.I want to be a strong voice that makes their views heard at the Council."

Nicola Penny

Coronation Central

Nicola Penny

Nicola is a reward consultant and a mother of two. She is a governor of Willow Bank Infants and actively raises funds for the school as Treasurer of their School Association. As a keen member of the Parkrun community, her particular area of interest is leisure provision.

Paddy Power

Coronation Central

Paddy Power

Paddy has lived in Woodley for over 40 years and ran his own business He has sat in the House of Commons on groups relevant to Irish affairs and is chairman of the Reading Irish Centre. He has also been on the board of a Housing Association for many years.

Neil Barton

Coronation East

Neil Barton

Neil is a born and bred Woodley resident. He is a post doctoral researcher in mathematical logic.

His particular area of interest is in providing leisure activities for young people and he is a keen kayaker.

Paul Barton

Coronation East

Paul Barton

Paul has been a Coronation resident for over 40 years. He was a Town Councillor for 4 of those. He is a Chartered Accountant who was CFO of a large European services group. His particular interest now is the care sector and he is Chairman of the Executive Committee of a Reading care home.

Alex Heap

Loddon Airfield

Alex Heap

Alex works as a Finance Assistant and currently, in the pharmaceutical industry. He has lived in Woodley for 34 years and has been a District (Borough) Councillor. He campaigned for (and won) the traffic island by the Headley Road/Headley Road East roundabout. He usually commutes to work by bike and is keen to encourage green transport. Alex is a hill walker and railway enthusiast.

Ian Gillies

Loddon South

Ian Gillies

I have lived in Woodley for 37 years after falling in love with Reading when at university where I met my wife. We still live in the same house where we brought up our two girls. I am retired having spent my career in IT-related work in London, firstly in a government department then later in the financial services sector.

Martin Doyle

Loddon West

Martin Doyle

Martin is a retired grandfather. He spent 35 years as a self-employed IT professional. He is a father of three adult children all of whom were brought up and attended local schools in Woodley. He has lived in Woodley for the past 35 years and has been involved in the local community through local Liberal Democrats and Lions Groups. He presently gives much of his time for various charities including Oxfam, Helen House and Daisy's Dream.

Tom McCann

South Lake North

Tom McCann

Tom McCann lives in Woodley with his wife and has twin daughters. He is chairman of Reading-based charity SARA UK, which supports asthma sufferers. Tom has been a District (Borough) Councillor, serving over a total of 11 years. He is concerned about traffic/congestion as well as the provision of good/local leisure facilities for people who want to keep active.

Richard Skegg

South Lake North

Richard Skegg

Richard is a lifelong resident of Earley and Woodley, choosing the South Lake area to raise his young family. His priorities are parks and social spaces, along with road safety and the regeneration of the Town Centre to ensure that Woodley continues to meet the varied needs of its community.

Carol Jewell

South Lake South

Carol Jewell

Carol first moved to Woodley in 1966. She has been an active community campaigner - 27 years on Woodley Town Council (she was Mayor three times) and 12 years on the District (Borough) Council. Carol gets around Woodley (and beyond) on her bike and is very concerned about the state of Woodley's roads.

Christine Liddle

South Lake South

Christine Liddle

Originally from Sweden, I've lived in the UK for 22 years and in Woodley for 19. I am a teacher, married with one child. I am also a parent governor. I want to see more cycle paths and quality outdoor areas for all ages and interests. I'm also concerned about the lack of GPs and the continuous house building without matching school/GP/road building.

Beth Rowland

South Lake South

Beth Rowland

Beth and her family have lived in South Lake for over 40 years and she is committed to our local community, serving as a governor at both South Lake and Highwood Primary Schools and having represented the ward on both Borough and Town councils. She has been campaigning for better infrastructure and local services.

Caroline Kuipers

Warren

Caroline Kuipers

Caroline has lived in Sonning for over 24 years and loves the village life, but is concerned about some of the challenges of traffic congestion and being mindful of how we might need to take care of our community. She has worked in the IT industry for over 30 years and, since retiring, has been a passionate campaigner for continuing to be a strong partner in Europe.

She enjoys family time with her sons and their families and a growing number of grandchildren, and experimenting with mosaics.