People

Alok Sharma

Member of Parliament for Reading West
Alok is very much a local Reading man. He grew up in Earley and Whitley Wood and went to school in Reading. He was re-elected for a second term as Member of Parliament for Reading West in May 2015.

Sandra Vickers

Councillor for TilehurstSandra Vickers became a councillor of Tilehurst ward in 2011, gaining the seat from Liberal Democrats with a majority of 200. Sandra has lived in Reading all her life and has raised four children and three grandchildren. 

Sir Anthony Durant

Hon Life PresidentSir Anthony Durant was born on 9 January 1928 and served as Conservative Member of Parliament for Reading North from 1974-83. After Reading's constituencies were reshuffled, he served as Member of Parliament for Reading West from 1983-97. In 1988 he was appointed as the Vice-Chamberlain of the Household. He retired from politics in April 1997 but continued his work as president of  the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust until his retirement in 2009. Sir Anthony Durant is the Life President of Reading West Conservatives.