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Election 2010

The local and general elections were on 6th May.  These pages were used during the campaign

Rachel Eden stood as Labour's councillor candidate for Whitley ward and was elected with a majority of 674 over the Conservative party candidate.

Rachel's promises:

"Elect me and I will:
  • always listen to residents.
  • stand up for Whitley on the council
  • push for improved facilities for every part of Whitley
  • use my vote on the council to protect local services
  • Work for all of Whitley ward, all year, every year."

For more detail on the policies Rachel and your other councillors will suppor you can read our detailed Labour party local manifesto
If you want to know more about Rachel have a look at this page

Recent election news

  • Kelly Edwards elected! Kelly Edwards was declared Whitley's new councillor following the count on Friday morning.  She received 56% of the votes cast, with 1331.  The second placed Conservative party candidate received ...
    Posted 9 May 2011, 01:36 by Rachel Eden
  • Vote Labour on Thursday! Don't forget to get out and vote on Thursday.  Kelly Edwards is Labour's candidate in the local elections for Whitley ward.  Elect Kelly and she will stand up ...
    Posted 3 May 2011, 02:32 by Rachel Eden
  • Labour manifesto for Reading Kelly Edwards joined other candidates and Labour Leader Jo Lovelock in front of the Royal Berkshire Hospital to launch Labour’s Manifesto for the Borough Council elections on 5 May ...
    Posted 24 Apr 2011, 09:49 by Rachel Eden
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About Rachel
Rachel works in Reading as a lecturer  for a training company. Her husband is a teacher at a local school and she is a governor at a primary school.

She is particularly interested in education policy and wants to concentrate on representing the interests of people in Whitley ward.

She has been working with councillors since July and has proved that she knows the local issues and gets things done.

Find out more about what Rachel and the rest of the team have been up to.
Elections in Whitley ward:

Reading has three councillors for each ward and has elections for one of them three out of every four years. Mary Singleton-White is standing down for family reasons on 6 May after serving for six years.

Polling stations for the election are below. 

Whitley Park Infant &, Nursery School, Basingstoke Road, Reading
Geoffrey Field Infant, School, Exbourne Road, Reading
Whitley Wood Community, Centre, Swallowfield Drive, Reading

If you aren't sure which one to go to check your polling card or get in touch and we can help:
Subpages (1): More about Rachel