The by-election is on Thursday.
Am I in this ward?
The election is in the Wescott East ward. a map is available here: https://www.wokingham-tc.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Wescott.gif
How to vote
- Polling is open from 7am - 10pm
- There is only one polling station, located in St Crispin's Leisure Centre, London Rd, Wokingham RG40 1SR
- You do not need your polling card to vote.
- You do not need to bring ID
Other useful information
- If you have applied for a postal vote, and not returned it, you can drop off your postal vote at the polling station any time between 7am and 10pm.
- If you have a medical or work emergency on the day, you can apply for an emergency proxy vote until 5pm polling day (https://www.wokingham.gov.uk/council-and-meetings/elections-and-voting/vote-by-post-or-proxy/)
- If you have spoiled your postal vote, you have until 5pm polling day to return it to Electoral Services at Shute End for a replacement.
More information can be found here: https://www.wokingham.gov.uk/council-and-meetings/elections-and-voting/current-elections/
Meet our candidate, Jane Ainslie
"I’ve lived in Wokingham for over 20 years raising my daughter and son.
Following a cancer diagnosis, I left a career in marketing to work for a small charity providing short break respite care for disabled young people for the past 12 years.
My passion lies in ensuring every Wokingham child has the best start in life and I have a particular interest in the needs of those with special educational needs.
Lib Dem councillors have a reputation for hard work, being effective, approachable and - most importantly - they care about our local community.
That’s why I’m standing as a Lib Dem in the by-election on Thursday 25th November – please give me the opportunity to work alongside my Lib Dem colleagues to use my passion and experience to benefit Wokingham!"
What does Wokingham Town Council do?
● Owns and manages parks and open spaces in the town centre, and manages allotment sites
● Puts up hanging baskets in the summer and the Christmas tree and Christmas lights in the winter
● Issues grants to charitable causes that help people in the town
● Runs events such as the Children’s Book Festival and ‘Chalk About It’, and plays a key role in Remembrance Sunday.
If we win this seat we will gain overall control of the town council. If we do, we will continue to work with the other political groups on the town council as we have done since 2019 - Labour, Conservative and Independents. We are proud of our record in achieving consensus, including getting a unanimous vote on the level of council tax precept.
● Jane has been a governor at both Wescott Infant School and Westende Junior School for over 15 years
● Jane is the chair of the Wokingham Syrian Refugee Resettlement Group
● Jane is a trustee of Kaleidoscopic UK, which tackles the effects of domestic abuse
● Jane was an FA coach for her daughter's football team for 6 years!