Victoria Groulef selected in Reading West

December 2, 2012 1:23 pm

Reading Labour Party have today selected Victoria Groulef as their General Election candidate for Reading West. Here’s a short biography of Groulef:

Victoria Groulef – is Group Leader at Wycombe Council and also a member of Labour’s Regional Board. Victoria worked at the BBC, in international development and now runs an ethical business

Congratulations to Victoria and commiserations to the other shortlisted candidates.

  • AlanGiles

    ” now runs an ethical business”

    I should hope she does. At one time most people did. That was pre working for Tesco for nothing of course, and before Stephen Byers started his taxi hire firm.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Homfray/510980099 Mike Homfray

      It would be nice to be able read the comments without half the adverts covering them – and every time I switch on the site it now freezes the computer for 30 seconds….,

      Oh, and well done Victoria, way to the right of me, but from my old CLP and I like the fact she markets ethical undies!

      • http://twitter.com/MatthewSDent Matthew S. Dent

        Much better than those unethical undies!

  • Daniel Speight

    Where are these working class candidates that Ed Miliband was talking about?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Homfray/510980099 Mike Homfray

      Are they actually putting their names forward at all? There is a limit to how much Ed can do…UNITE actively backed a solicitor in Middlesbrough.

      • Chilbaldi

        You would think from your post that no solicitors come from working class backgrounds.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Homfray/510980099 Mike Homfray

          Well, I think the issue is people who are working class now entering parliament. I thought Andy McDonald was an excellent candidate but clearly he’s a middle class solicitor even if he comes from a working class background. I’m from a working class background but couldn’t describe myself in that way now

          • Chilbaldi

            Make no mistake, I too would like to see more members of parliament who have come from working class backgrounds. But I’ve got absolutely no time for your petty class-hatred, which belongs back in the fourth international.

  • http://twitter.com/MatthewSDent Matthew S. Dent

    Victoria is an excellent choice by Reading West members, and will make a brilliant MP come 2015.

  • http://twitter.com/MatthewSDent Matthew S. Dent

    Victoria is an excellent choice by Reading West members, and will make a brilliant MP come 2015.

  • http://twitter.com/MatthewSDent Matthew S. Dent

    Victoria is an excellent choice by Reading West members, and will make a brilliant MP come 2015.

  • http://twitter.com/MatthewSDent Matthew S. Dent

    Victoria is an excellent choice by Reading West members, and will make a brilliant MP come 2015.

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