A COUNCILLOR serving on Woodley Town Council has joined Labour after standing for the Conservatives last year – and is lending his support to Reading East candidate Matt Rodda.
Cllr Majid Nagra represents Loddon South on Woodley Town Council and was a Conservative Borough Council candidate in 2018. He was also a member of the Reading East Conservatives’ executive committee, where he represented Loddon Ward.
Matt Rodda said: “Cllr Majid Nagra has resigned from the Conservative Party and has announced that he is supporting me tomorrow in Reading East.
“He is well known as a hard-working local councillor and I appreciate his support. Many local Conservative voters are deeply unhappy with Boris Johnson and his Brexit policy. I would ask them to consider voting for me to help stop Boris Johnson.
Cllr Nagra said: “This election is going to be really close and Matt is the only candidate who can beat the Tories here.
“Since it could be a hung parliament, I urge Reading East residents to vote for Matt to stop Boris Johnson getting a majority.”
There are six candidates standing in Reading East:
- Mitch Feierstein, Brexit Party;
- David McElroy, Green Party;
- Craig Morley, Conservative Party;
- Yemi Awolola, Christian Peoples Alliance;
- Matt Rodda, Labour Party;
- Imogen Shepherd-Dubey, Liberal Democrats.