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Cllr Sarah-Jane Hacker

Labour councillor for Battle ward (Lead Councillor for Culture, Heritage & Recreation; Chair of Arts and Heritage Forum; member of Housing, Neighbourhood & Leisure Committee; Policy Committee; and Traffic Management Sub-Committee)


Telephone: 0118 957 6170

Address: 6 Dorset Street, Reading RG30 1JU

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I was born in Derby and moved to Reading when I was three. I went to Wilson Primary then Meadway Secondary where I gained 10 GSCEs and 3 A Levels. I then decided to go to the University of Reading where I gained a BSc in Rural Environmental Science.

I worked for Waitrose then joined Prudential which is where I met my husband, Marcel. In 2008 my role was transferred to Capita where I work as a Senior Pension Administrator. I also have a social media job for TotsBots, a cloth nappy company.  

It was at Prudential where I became a union rep for Unite (previously MSF and Amicus). As well as being a workplace rep, I am also a fully trained Learning Rep. I have also been a member of the Labour Party since I was 16 and involved locally from a young age.

I married in 2005 and have two sons. The eldest was born in November 2007 and the youngest July 2010.

I have many hobbies. I trained in ballet for 22 years and gained my teaching qualification. I enjoy gardening and growing fruit and vegetables and I am interested in archaeology, geology, history and the environment.

I have lived in Reading, and Battle Ward specifically, almost my entire life. I now live in the heart of the community I represent and I am enjoying being a councillor.

Cllr Sarah-Jane Hacker
Job Title:
Lead Councillor for Culture, Heritage & Recreation
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