Saturday, July 20, 2024

Niki Hinman interviews the local election candidates

Our local democracy reporter, Niki Hinman, has sought to question the candidates in our local parliamentary seats. Please click on each name to go to read the profile interview with each politician:

The candidates listed to fight the Newbury seat are, in alphabetical order:

Liz Bell – for the Labour party

Lee Dillon – for the Liberal Democrats

Laura Farris –for the Conservative party.  

Earl Jesse – for the Freedom Alliance.  

Gary Johnson – for the UK Independence Party.

Steve Masters – for the Green party.  

Douglas Terry for Reform UK.


The general election in the new constituency seat of Reading West and Mid Berkshire will be fought between seven candidates.

They are in alphabetical order:

Adrian Abbs, Independent

Olivia Bailey for the Labour party

Helen Belcher for the Liberal Democrats

Kathrin Bosley for Reform UK

Carolyne Culver for the Green party.  

Ross MacKinnon for the Conservative party

Adie Peppiatt, Independent (interview response invited)