Liberal Democrats in Reading have confirmed their candidates for the 2018 Reading Borough Council elections.

Current Liberal Democrat Councillor Ricky Duveen is re-standing in Tilehurst. Ricky has served Tilehurst as a Councillor for 12 years. During this time he has helped many local people with problems ranging from parking on grass verges, defending Tilehurst library against cuts, to promoting road safety and helping residents pursue complaints against the Council.

The full candidate listing is:

Abbey: Chris Burden
Battle: John Grout
Caversham: Jo Ramsay
Church: Francis Jakeman
Church by-election: Riccardo Mancuso
Katesgrove: Margaret McNeill
Katesgrove by-election: Peter Kinsley
Kentwood: Gary Coster
Kentwood by-election: Mark Cole
Minster: James Moore
Norcot: Stew Elliott
Park: Chris Dodson
Peppard: Peter Boardley
Redlands: Graham Alexander
Southcote: Marie French
Tilehurst: Ricky Duveen
Thames: Guy Penman
Whitley: John Illenden

James Moore, the Chair of Reading Liberal Democrats said, “The Lib Dems are fielding a strong team of candidates, with lots of experience of campaigning for and helping local people.”

We have also launched a detailed manifesto, focusing on the local economy, communities, children & young people, health & social care and transport, which you can view at