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Reading West Conservative Manifesto 2018

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Attached is a copy of our Manifesto for Reading ahead of the Local Elections on 3 May. For a dedicated local team with years of experience, vote CONSERVATIVE on May 3  

Sharma to join "Le Tour de Purley"

Alok Sharma, the Member of Parliament for Reading West, has committed to taking on Purley’s greatest cycling challenge: “Le Tour de Purley”. Alok is collecting sponsorship money for the event, which is taking place on Sunday 27th April 2014 and is being organised by the Purley Primary School’s Parent-Teacher Association to raise money for the expansion of the school.

Sharma welcomes Crossrail extension to Reading

Alok Sharma, the Member of Parliament for Reading West, has today welcomed the news announced today by Transport Minister Stephen Hammond, that Crossrail will be extended to Reading.

Government providing extra money to fix potholes

Alok Sharma, the Member of Parliament for Reading West, has praised two Government initiatives, which are providing funding to local councils to fill in potholes and repair local roads.

Sharma welcomes Budget for savers, families and exporters

Alok Sharma, the Member of Parliament for Reading West, has welcomed the Budget delivered today by the Chancellor, which will cut taxes for millions of working people, provide help for savers and included measures to boost business investment and Britain’s exports.

Sharma chairs Pangbourne police meeting

Alok Sharma, the Member of Parliament for Reading West, on Friday 7 March 2014, chaired a public meeting with representatives from Thames Valley Police and West Berkshire Council for Pangbourne residents.

New apprenticeships give a £2.2 million boost to businesses in Reading West

As National Apprenticeship Week begins, Alok Sharma, the Member of Parliament for Reading West, is calling on more local business to take on an apprentice, after new research has revealed that Reading West businesses are likely to have benefited to the tune of £2.2 million from hiring new apprentices in the last year.

Sharma visits Symantec in Reading

Alok Sharma, the Member of Parliament for Reading West, on Friday 28th February 2014, made a visit to Symantec’s Reading offices to learn more about the company’s work.