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Wantage Constituency Labour Party Chair: John Moody 63 Norreys Drive Didcot OX11 0AW Tel: 07816 922933 Vice-Chair: Jean Nunn-Price 48 Denchworth Road Wantage OX12 9ES

chair@wantlabour.org.uk John Ennis Procedures Secretary 1st February 2018 Dear Colleague, Rachel Eden – PPC Wantage Constituency June 2017 I understand Rachel Eden is considering applying to become the Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Reading West. This is great news although in saying that I know it will be a great loss for Wantage but a major gain for Reading. She will be a huge asset. As Chair of Wantage CLP and Rachel’s Agent I was able to work closely with her on many aspects of the campaign. Given the short lead time last year I was impressed with how Rachel was able to quickly acquaint herself with local issues while having a clear grasp of the national picture. This was demonstrated during the many street events we organised where voters needed to know what Labour would do locally as well as nationally. The ability to assimilate a response to questions in a meaningful and clear way with confidence and conviction was impressive and was reinforced during the various hustings held across the constituency. This, coupled with Rachel’s commitment to engagement with voters were major factors in securing her excellent result. It is also worth highlighting that Rachel left an enduring mark in Wantage, apart from the GE, the momentum created by our campaigning activities and Rachel’s enthusiasm was I'm sure a major factor helping us return a Labour District Councillor and four Didcot Town Councillors in July, and a fifth in September. This is all great news with Rachel’s contribution making local voters believe again that Labour can make a difference. Consequently I have no hesitation in commending Rachel to you. Also, given Reading West is definitely winnable for labour, Wantage will be more than happy to contribute to your efforts in the way we have done previously for other local target seats. If there is anything more you need to know then please contact me. Kind regards,

John Moody Chair, Wantage CLP

Rachel eden ppc selection reading west  
Rachel eden ppc selection reading west  
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