Vote for Ayo (Election Campaign 2019)

I am so honoured to have been selected as Labour’s candidate for Caversham ward next year at the local elections. I’ve already hit the ground running and I promise to work hard for you #caversham



  • Save Our Post office

I am so grateful to those who came out on Sunday (16.12.18) to support my campaign to retain an alternative post office in Caversham on the closure of Day Lewis Pharmacy in January. Everyone can support this by signing this petition. Also, see Press here.

Candidates Activities

On the (14.01.19), I asked a question to the Reading Borough Council’s Policy committee tonight advocating for their support for the:

1) Unite the Union’s period poverty campaign

2) The Red box project which provides free menstrual products in schools

3) To investigate the possibility of providing free menstrual products in the workplace.

I was pleased to receive such a positive response from Councilor Hoskins, Lead Councillor for Health, Wellbeing and Sport and look forward to seeing you the report from council officer detailing how the council will the council will sign up to the campaign and take practical action.

You can watch me asking this question here at (2min30seconds).

See Press here.

Following asking this question, I worked with the Red Box Project to bring a collection point to Caversham. See press here:

See here for reaction to the Chancellor’s commitment to fund sanitary products in secondary school and colleges.

On the (11.03.19), I asked a question to Reading Borough Council’s Policy Committee about impact of the 8% cuts per pupil to school funding. Its really alarming to hear the extent of these cuts in Reading totalling £4.9 million between 2015 and 2020 – £281 per pupil with rising class sizes. However, I am reassured to see that education is a priority for Reading Borough Council despite these national cuts.


I also stood alongside the Reading East MP Matt Rodda, Cllr Richard Davies and Cllr Adele Barnett-Ward calling for more support for maintained nurseries. See press here.

On the (11.03.19), I also asked a question about the result of the Care Quality Commission recent review of reading. I was so pleased to hear Reading was rated top by the Care Quality commission for effectively supporting older people moving between health and Social care.

You can watch me asking these questions here at 10min and 21mins respectively.

On the (08.04.19), I asked a question to the leader of Reading Borough Council about support for EU Citizens in Reading. I’m concerned the government is mishandling the transition and EU citizens rights in places like #Caversham aren’t being represented. If you are a EU citizen. Please check out the government website (

You can watch me asking these questions here at 11 minutes.

For more information on my campaign & my candidacy, please see here for blog post for the archived page on the Reading & District Labour Website.

Thanks to the people of Caversham for electing me on May 2nd 2019 and I look forward to working for you. See the full results here.

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