A WOMAN from Woosehill has been named as Labour’s candidate for the December 12 General Election.
Dr Annette Medhurst is well-known in the borough as one of the leading lights of a campaign to try and save school crossing patrollers (lollipop men and women) from being replaced by pedestrian crossings.
Dr Medhurst studied Medical Biochemistry and completed her doctorate at Kings College in London, and worked in cancer research at universities in London, Amsterdam and Oxford.
A mum, she is a trustee of a charity-run pre-school and also a parent governor.
In a statement released by Wokingham Labour, Dr Medhurst said: “I am honoured to have been selected as the Labour Party parliamentary candidate for Wokingham constituency.
“I love living in Wokingham and enjoy all that our neighbourhood has to offer. Residents across Wokingham constituency deserve to be represented by someone who is accessible and will stand up for everyone in our community.”
Like Dr Phillip Lee, who is standing for the Liberal Democrats, Dr Medhurst is a Remainer. She also backs Labour’s policy of holding a confirmatory referendum on any negotiated deal to leave the European Union.
The third candidate in the Wokingham election is Sir John Redwood, for the Conservatives. The closing date for nominations is Thursday, November 14.