Southampton Street and St Giles' Church
Katesgrove shown within Berkshire
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Katesgrove is a suburb and local government ward of Reading in the English county of Berkshire. It is bounded on the north by the Inner Distribution Road, on the east by Sidmouth Street, London Road, Kendrick Road and Northumberland Avenue, on the south by Long Barn Lane and Rose Kiln Lane and on the west by the River Kennet.
Katesgrove elects three councillors to the unitary Reading Borough Council, with each elected in separate years for a four-year term. Traditionally an area of strength for the Labour Party, the 2000s witnessed a surge in votes for the Liberal Democrats, resulting in 2007 with the election of Gareth Epps - future candidate for the Reading East constituency - and culminating in 2010 with all Katesgrove councillors being Liberal Democrats. However, the 2011 council election saw Labour candidate Matt Rodda elected. As well as Rodda, the other two councillors are Rebecca Rye, elected in 2010, and Warren Swaine, elected in 2008 but who will not be running for re-election in the 2012 election in May. Notably, one of Katesgrove's earlier councillors was Labour's David Sutton: leader of the council for thirteen years before his defeat by Swaine.
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