Jamie Wake 2014 Independent Candidate for Whitley ward in the Reading Local Elections
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    Welcome to my homepage and blog!

    I’m Jamie Wake and I’m a Community Campaigner in Whitley, Reading, Berkshire. I was a Council Candidate in the 2011 local elections and stood again as an Independent Candidate in the 2012 local elections to represent Whitley. I am standing again in the 2014 local elections.

    I’m standing as an Independent Candidate.  This means that I am not aligned to any political party, subject to any whip or subject to any party politics.  I feel that if I was elected as an Independent Councillor for Reading Borough Council then I’d genuinely be able to meet the needs of the local residents rather than the needs of a political party.

    When I decided to stand as an Independent Candidate, I made some promises and these are to:

    • Continue to listen to residents and be accessible at all times
    • Represent the rights and needs of our area on the council and make sure that my vote on the council is used for the benefit of Residents
    • Protect valuable services used by people in our area and ensure that vulnerable adults and children get the support that they need
    • Work with residents, local police teams  and Neighbourhood Action Groups to cut crime in  our area
    • Fight for investment in our neighbourhoods to help build cleaner, stronger, safer communities
    • Continue to fight against discrimination in our ward as well as Reading
    • Be here all year – not just in the lead up to an election

    Unlike some of the previous years candidates across the parties, I actually live in the Whitley ward and I believe that I am best placed to represent the needs of my neighbours.

    If you’re a resident in Whitley, please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.