I have been selected by the Labour Party to be the Party's candidate in June's General Election, after running in the 2015 election when I finished second, in front of the Liberal Democrats and UKIP.

Since the last General Election, I have won a seat on Wokingham Borough council representing Bulmershe and Whitegates, and I am the only Labour councillor on Wokingham Borough Council.

I am a 52 year old local man with a grown up son and was educated at Gorse Ride School and the The Forest, and am a graduate of the School of Oriental and African Studies (London).

A former Territorial, I have lived and taught in Sudan and Kenya for eight years before returning to Wokingham and retraining as an accountant.

I am delighted and honoured to have been chosen to be the Labour Party's candidate in my home constituency.

The General Election is a fantastic chance to stop the reckless, out of control, Tory Brexit. They have no plan and do not know what they are doing.

Meanwhile, Wokingham's schools are chronically underfunded and we have an MP who is simply not making an impact. He is being ignored.

If elected, I will continue my campaign for more funding for Wokingham's schools.

This Election is not just about Brexit. It is about the type of country we want to be. Labour will build a country that is run for the many, not the few.