Sarah King, 33, was elected unanimously on Thursday as Chair of Reading & District Labour Party. In a busy and lively Annual General Meeting, Labour Party members planned how to fight against the ConDem Coalitions at national and local level, and, most importantly, how to protect public services against the vicious cuts to come.|
Sarah, who lives in east Reading and was previously the Party’s Youth Officer, says: “Labour is the biggest party on Reading Borough Council and a strong and growing force in the town with an influx of active new members appalled by what lies ahead under the LibDem and Tory alliances.
“We are passionate about our town and our values including the importance of quality public services for all age groups. All of this is now under threat as the ConDem Coalitions try to justify deep cuts which can only harm our town. We will work with individuals, families and communities to protect the services and values that we know matter hugely to Reading people.”
At the annual meeting, held at RISC, Ben Zielinski (Minster) was re-elected as Vice-Chair West and Andrew Dunn (Park) as Vice-Chair East, Roger Sym (Tilehurst) was re-elected as Secretary and Glenn Dennis (West Berkshire) as Treasurer. Rachel Eden stood down as Women’s Officer following her election to the Council, and her place was taken by retiring Chair Trish Thomas (Peppard). Ian Stevens (West Berkshire) was elected as Youth Officer.