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Cllr Tony Page

Labour councillor for Abbey ward (Deputy Leader of the Council and Lead Councillor for Strategic Environment, Planning & Transport; Vice-Chair of Policy Committee; member of Cycle Forum; Licensing Applications Committee; Personnel Committee; Planning Applications Committee; Strategic Environment, Planning & Transport Committee; and Traffic Management Sub-Committee)

Tel: 0118 959 5687
Address: 115 Castle Hill, Reading RG1 7SY

pdf icon Tony Page - Declaration of Interest [100kb]

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Councillor Tony Page has served on Reading Council as a Labour Councillor since 1973, without break. Since 2008 he has been Deputy Leader of Reading Borough Council and Lead Member for Strategic Environment, Planning and Transport. Prior to that he was Cabinet Member for Corporate Resources, and then Communities and Neighbourhoods.

He was Chair of Reading Buses - one of 14 remaining Council-owned bus companies in the country - from 1986 until Christmas 2005.

He has represented the Council on the Local Government Association since its inception in 1997 and until 2012 was a member of its Environment and Transport Board. He sat on the Ministerial Bus Forum from 1997 until 2012 and chaired the LGA Task Force, which produced their policy on school transport. He also served on the Task Force responsible for the LGA policy on Road Pricing.

Since 2012 he has been a member of the LGA Safer Communities Board and in his capacity as LGA Licensing Champion in 2014 he chaired the LGA Betting Commission charged with developing detailed policy in respect of the clustering of betting shops and related issues.

From 1997 to 2012 he represented Reading on the Thames Valley Police Authority. Since the abolition of the TVPA he has been Reading's representative on the Police and Crime Panel responsible for holding the Police and Crime Commissioner to account.

He represents Reading on the South East England Councils and is Leader of the Labour Group and Vice Chairman of SEEC. He also represents Reading on South East Strategic Leaders representing all the counties and unitary authorities in the South East.

In the May 2005 General Election he failed to win the Reading East parliamentary seat by just 475 votes.

Cllr Tony Page
Job Title:
Deputy Leader of the Council & Lead Councillor for Strategic Environment, Planning & Transport
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