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Cllr Jo Lovelock

Labour councillor for Norcot ward (Chair of Policy Committee and Vice-Chair of Personnel Committee)


Telephone: 0118 941 5760

Address: 66 Brooksby Road, Tilehurst, Reading RG31 6LY

pdf icon Declaration of Interest [61kb]

pdf icon Leadership Portfolio [34kb]

I was born in Reading and have two grown up children and four grandchildren.

I am a retired special needs teacher.

My hobbies include swimming, reading and socialising with friends and family.

I was first elected to represent Norcot ward in 1986, being re-elected in 1990, 1994, 1997, 2001, 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016. My current term of office runs until 2020.

I have been Chair of the Housing Committee (1988 to 1993), Chair of Equal Opportunities and Personnel (1993 to 1995), Chair of Community Action (1995 to 1996), Chair of Education (Lead Councillor under the new Council structures) from 1996 to 2004, Deputy Leader from 1996 to 2008, and also Lead Councillor for Corporate Affairs from 2004 to 2008. I was Leader of the Council from 2008 to 2010 and again from 2011 to the present time.

I am also a director of the Reading UK Community Interest Company and am the Council's representative on the Local Enterprise Partnership Forum

Cllr Jo Lovelock
Job Title:
Leader of the Council
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