A potential MP for Reading has been ridiculed for putting up a picture of Scotland instead of Reading’s Abbey ruins.

Craig Morley, Conservative parliamentary candidate for Reading East, has a picture of Melrose Abbey in Scotland taking pride of place on his website homepage rather than the historic Reading site.

Labour councillor Richard Davies, of Reading Borough Council (RBC), spotted the mishap.

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He said: “It’s amazing that he wasn’t able to identify our most important heritage asset and one that the council worked hard with local people to restore and re-open to the public.

“It would be obvious to anyone who had visited Reading abbey ruins that that picture was of a totally different place.”

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Mr Morley said the mistake was made by his website designer and he said he has now corrected this after being contacted by the Chronicle.

Mr Morley said: “I was born and raised in Reading – it is my home town constituency.

“The Abbey is an important landmark of the town – I grew up with its imprint on the Reading landscape.

“My website designer added the wrong image in my website banner header. It was an easy mistake for an external agency to make.

“Over the past few months, I have been out and about across Reading East meeting residents and listening to their their concerns.

“I was focused on helping give residents the voice they need – I wasn’t stuck at my desk checking the website header that had been added. It has now been amended."