Redlands Ward team: Councillors David McElroy, and Kathryn McCann and local campaigner Jamie Whitham

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Cllr David McElroy
Cllr David McElroy has lived in Reading for five years. He works to make food sustainable. In his spare time, he enjoys cinema, cycling, and spending time with his family.

David was first elected in 2021 and has campaigned in Redlands Ward for four years. Dave says, “I am proud to represent Redlands Ward. I have been working to tackle noise and antisocial behaviour in the ward. I will keep working hard and raising the issues that matter to Redlands Ward.”

Contact details:
07985 923 938


Jamie Whitham
Jamie Whitham has lived in Reading for many years, including going to Reading University over 20 years ago. He works with computers. In his spare time, he enjoys cycling.

Jamie was first elected in 2012 and has years of councillor experience. Jamie says, “It is an honour to have represented Redlands Ward where I live. I have been working to tackle fly-tipping, litter and bin problems. I will keep working hard on issues like tidying up Redlands holding the Council to account.”

Contact details:
07766 918 058


Cllr Kathryn McCann
Kathryn McCann has lived in Reading since 2006. She works for a local family support charity and is passionate about using her marketing skills to help organisations make a positive difference. In her spare time, she enjoys connecting with nature in her own garden, at her allotment, or while out walking.

Kathryn has campaigned in Redlands Ward for four years and was elected in 2022. Kathryn says, “I love Redlands Ward and have been involved in projects to make it greener, including getting more trees planted. I will keep working hard and standing up for Redlands.”

Contact details:
07956 426 821


Redlands Ward achievements:
- Worked to improve road safety with improvements at Cemetery Junction, 20 mph across the ward and progress on crossings for Erleigh Road (by Eastern Avenue) and Upper Redlands Road
- Protected the Thames Side from Labour’s plan to build a destructive road there and stood up for Morgan Road playing fields
- Stood up for public services like Arthur Hill swimming pool, libraries and the children centres

Redlands Ward priorities
- Tackling rubbish problems – tackling fly-tipping, making sure people have the right bins and working for doorstep glass recycling
- Addressing antisocial behaviour – working to tackle noise and other antisocial behaviour in the ward
- Opposing overdevelopment – against Labour’s Thames Side road, protecting conservation areas and strong communities

Reading achievements and mini manifesto
Greens have worked hard for a fairer, more affordable and more sustainable town. They have got the council to:

- become a Living Wage employer to tackle poverty
- produce a climate change strategy and install more solar panels
- improve terms and conditions for care workers

The Reading Green Party mini manifesto for 2022 is here: