All Green Party candidates:

All Green councillors and candidates are working for a fairer, greener, more affordable town. Vote Green on Thursday 5 May and get involved with the campaign. We will only win with your help. The Reading Green Party mini manifesto for 2022 is here.

Abbey Ward candidate: Howard Darby
Howard Darby has lived in Reading for 43 years. He has worked as a teacher. In his spare time, Howard volunteers for the Berkshire Wildlife Trust and enjoys cycling and walking.

Battle Ward candidate: Callum Harling
Callum Harling has lived in Battle Ward in Reading for 9 years. He has a master’s degree in Environmental Management from Reading University. He works for a trade union, and is passionate about environmental issues and making a difference in the community. In his spare time, he is a regular runner and volunteer at Prospect park run and also enjoys football.

Caversham Ward candidate: Sally Newman
Sally Newman has lived in Reading for 29 years. She is a speech and language therapist and volunteers helping unemployed women back into the workplace. When not working, she enjoys cycling, gardening, and photography.

Caversham Heights Ward candidate: Danny McNamara
Danny McNamara has lived in Reading for 42 years. He has worked in IT in the online fashion and financial services sectors. He is a member of Unite Community and Keep Our NHS Public. In his spare time, he is a keen folk music enthusiast.

Church Ward candidate: Mike Harling
Mike Harling has lived in Reading for nine years. He has worked for people with learning disabilities and managed a service supporting people with drug and alcohol dependencies. In his spare time, Mike is a keen park runner who also enjoys a good walk in nature.

Coley Ward candidate: Isobel Hoskins
Isobel Hoskins has lived in Reading for 30 years. She has worked in publishing. In her spare time, she enjoys walking in the Chilterns and conservation work.

Emmer Green Ward candidate: Mazin Abdalla
Mazin Abdalla has lived in Reading for 10 years. He works in IT for a communications company. When not working, he enjoys a walk or a game of football.

Katesgrove Ward candidates: Louise Keane, Kate Nikulina and Doug Cresswell
Full details here.

Kentwood Ward candidate: Brent Smith 
Brent Smith has lived in Reading for over 30 years. He works with computers. In his spare time, he enjoys cycling. If elected, he will work for a proper segregated cycle network.

Kentwood Ward candidate: Caroline Hearst
Caroline Hearst has lived in Reading for 11 years. She works for AutAngel – an autistic run community interest company supporting autistic adults. When not working, she enjoys gardening.

Norcot Ward candidate: Richard Walkem
Richard Walkem has lived in Reading for over 10 years. Richard works as a teacher and treasurer for a local church. When not working, Richard enjoys exploring the words and parks with his children.

Park Ward candidates: Councillors Rob White, Josh Williams and Brenda McGonigle
Full details here.

Redlands Ward candidates: Councillors David McElroy, Jamie Whitham and local campaigner Kathryn McCann
Full details here.

Southcote Ward candidate: Sarah Watchman
Sarah Watchman has lived in Reading for 16 years. She works in IT and currently volunteers as a school street marshal helping make our roads safer. Sarah spends her spare time jogging to explore the local area.

Thames Ward candidate: Anthea West
Anthea West has lived in Reading for four years. She has worked in adult education and training. She spends her spare time walking by the River Thames, playing killer sudoku, and socialising with friends.

Tilehurst Ward candidate: Gabriel Berry-Khan
Gabriel Berry-Khan has lived in Reading for over 10 years. He has worked in sustainability and now runs a small business. When not working, he enjoys spending time climbing, walking, and playing football.

Whitley Ward candidate: Kathy Smith
Kathy Smith has lived in the Reading area for nine years and has spent the last three years renovating her Edwardian house in Reading with her husband. Kathy has worked supporting children’s services. She spends her spare time growing fruit and vegetables. She also enjoys walking and holidays.