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.

Latest

  • News Boris’ economic advisor wants to hike interest rates to 6%

    Boris’ economic advisor wants to hike interest rates to 6%

      Gerard Lyons, the Chief Economic Advisor to Boris Johnson, has today said that interest rates should be raised to “5 or 6%” – an increase that could see the price of mortgage payments in London double to over £4,000 a month. The Governor of the Bank of England has said that he would like to see rates return t 2.5% in time, but when questioned by London Assembly Members, Lyons said: “I would sooner be five or six [per […]

    Read more →
  • Comment Carers and Labour’s vision for Whole Person Care

    Carers and Labour’s vision for Whole Person Care

    In 2015, an incoming Labour Government will face an NHS with a funding crisis and a social care system that has been scaled back so far that in most areas adult social care will only be available to those with the highest level of needs.  The NHS has had no real-terms growth since 2010, once allowance is made for funding transfers to social care. One Nation Labour has a vision of providing whole person care which will integrate NHS and […]

    Read more →
  • News Who is this mystery Cabinet Minister?

    Who is this mystery Cabinet Minister?

    This is the official Cabinet website. Do you notice anything unusual: Who is “Michael Walker”? He wasn’t mentioned at all during the reshuffle. Is this another name for Grant Shapps? The public should be told…

    Read more →
  • News Ed Miliband urges Israelis and Palestinians to “return to the negotiating table”

    Ed Miliband urges Israelis and Palestinians to “return to the negotiating table”

    Over the past 9 days violence in both Israel and Palestine has increased, leaving an estimated 227 Palestinians and 1 Israeli dead. With the latest rumours of a ceasefire between the two sides proving false, Ed Miliband has called for both side to return to the negotiating table: “The terrible events unfolding in Gaza and Israel have already led to the loss of hundreds of lives. It is imperative that the firing of rockets into Israel must cease. Like any country, Israel has the right […]

    Read more →
  • Comment The Lib Dems and the Bedroom Tax – why they’re hypocrites

    The Lib Dems and the Bedroom Tax – why they’re hypocrites

    Nick Clegg’s comments on the Bedroom Tax this morning shows staggering hypocrisy. The Lib Dems have spent the last three years supporting the Bedroom Tax; if it wasn’t for the Lib Dems there would be no Bedroom Tax. But today they are attempting to convince the public they now have doubts about the policy, which has forced thousands of people to food banks and caused hardship for thousands more. Nick Clegg was warned repeatedly about damaging effects of the Bedroom […]

    Read more →