Campaign update: Reading West

19 May 2017

Jamie Whitham

Jamie Whitham is the Green Party candidate for Reading West. Jamie was a councillor on Reading Borough Council between 2012 and 2016. He was born in 1974, went to school in Reading and has lived in the town for most of his life. He is a keen cyclist and works locally with computers.

Jamie has been:

  • Opposing a hard Brexit and campaigning for a referendum on any Brexit deal
  • Highlighting the increase in fuel poverty in Reading and lobbying for more funding for energy-saving measures such as home insulation
  • Following up his work on the council introducing 20 mph in east Reading by calling for more investment in road safety initiatives
  • Challenging cuts from Labour and the Tories threatening our children’s centres
  • Standing up for what matters

Commenting on the campaign so far, Green Party MP candidate for Reading West Jamie Whitham said: “Brexit is an unprecedented threat to the environment and puts 40 years of legislation at risk. These laws protect our air, water and climate and they affect everyone in the UK who values our natural world.

“Our message today is clear: vote Green and I will stand up for the environment, improving air quality, investing in renewable power and protecting green spaces.

“Locally the three Green Party councillors; Rob, Josh and Brenda; have been improving people’s lives and opposing unnecessary cuts to local services. Everyone deserves proper social care, to live in a decent home and get at least the living wage. If elected as an MP, I would continue this work in Parliament.

“The Green Party is the only party fighting both an extreme Brexit and Tory Government cuts, protecting public services locally while strengthening relationships internationally.”


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