Jamie Wake 2014 Independent Candidate for Whitley ward in the Reading Local Elections
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    April 29th, 2012jamiewakerdgcandidate

    As voters, many of us would probably think that we only have a choice of 4 political parties to choose from when the Local Elections come round.  I know I certainly used to think that.  But I believe that it’s important for the electorate to realise that there are other options.

    Of course there are other parties such as The Common Sense Party, The Roman Party. Ave! and of course UKIP but In Reading there are 4 Independent Candidates standing in this years Local Elections.  They are:

    • Myself in Whitley
    • Michael Turberville in Katesgrove
    • Jamie Chowdhary in Peppard
    • John Dickson in Thames

    Independent Candidates and Councillors are able to respond to the local community in a way that serves the community interest and not a party political interest.  This doesn’t mean that someone who is independent does not have any political views but that national concerns often do not translate very well to the local scene.  Independents act on the true concerns of their local electorate who up and down the UK are now beginning to see the benefits of having a representative who is not bound by party rules and regulations.

    I wish all candidates the best of luck in this years local elections – especially the other Independents who are standing here in Reading off their own back for the right reasons.

    That’s why I’m standing this year – to give the residents of Whitley – my neighbours – a genuine alternative.

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    March 29th, 2012jamiewakerdgelections

    Jamie Wake - 2012 - Whitley CandidateI’m pleased to announce today that I have submitted my papers to the Electoral Service Team at Reading Borough Council to stand as an independent candidate in the 2012 local elections.  I am of course standing in the ward where I live, Whitley.

    I belive that many people have, like myself, become disenchanted with local politics as they watch the rows and playground antics between parties being played out on the pages of our local newspapers and the #RDG hanshtag on twitter!  Sadly this detracts from the hard work that many of our elected representatives carry out.

    Being an Independent Candidate means that I’m not subject to party politics and I can genuinely meet the needs of local residents, my neighbours, rather than the needs of a political party.

    I’m proud to be local and vocal and I believe that together, we can make a difference in Whitley.

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