The local elections for Reading are just over a week away, giving you some time to decide who to vote for.

This year, candidates will clash in all  16 of the wards in the borough, from the Shinfield Road shops and the Reading FC stadium to the south to the golf courses and Oxfordshire countryside in the north.

Some people who have chosen to vote by post have already sent their votes off, but others prefer to vote in person at a polling station.

Polling day is Thursday, May 2, with voting running from 7am to 10pm that day.

In order to vote in person, you will need valid photo ID.

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This year, the Labour administration in charge of Reading Borough Council will be hoping to maintain power, and are defending 12 of the 16 seats up for grabs this year.

Meanwhile, two incumbent Green councillors, a Conservative and a Liberal Democrat will be hoping to maintain their places.

You can view all the candidates and biographies using the graphic below. All you need to do is select the ward you live in using the drop-down icon to see who is standing.

New faces are guaranteed as four councillors have chosen not to stand for re-election this year, which include the current Mayor councillor Tony Page (Labour, Abbey) and the current leader cllr Jason Brock (Labour, Southcote).

Currently, the council is made up of 32 Labour councillors, seven Green councillors, five Conservatives, three Liberal Democrats and Independent cllr Sarah Hacker.

Results of the election are due on Friday, May 3.