Andrew Williams is the Reform candidate for the Reading Central constituency.

Aged 57, he is self-employed in the building trade, and lives on the outskirts of town.

In the run-up to the general election, the Local Democracy Reporting Service in Berkshire has asked each candidate the same questions so you can get the measure of them.

Mr Williams has answered the following questions:

Q: What are the three biggest challenges facing the people of Reading Central?

A: "It's difficult to name just three because it depends on you point of view. Here's three anyway:

1, Money. Reading is an expensive town to live particularly over the last couple of years.

2, Housing. There are not enough places to buy or rent and ridiculously expensive if you find anywhere to buy or rent.

3. Crime. There is a lot of petty crime. I use the word petty, it's not petty to the victims."

Q: What causes will you be championing if elected as an MP?

A:  "I want to stand up for the people of Reading that feel nobody listens to them.

"The working people that pay for everything and are just taken for granted by the powers that be.

"People that feel marginalised do not feel like they are a part of society in general, due to class, culture or heritage.

"It's time the people of Reading had a voice."

Q: What car do you drive? 

A: I drive a Toyota Hilux.

Q: What's your favourite film or TV show? 

A: My favourite film is Stardust.

Q: When was the last time you cried? 

A: Watching Dragon's Den. I always choke up when people get to realise their dreams.

Q: What's your stance on drug legalisation, and have you ever taken any drugs in your past? 

A: "The drug question is a good one. Most crime seem to be drug-related. If you take out the cost, you remove the crime.

"There should be a way of supplying drugs legally but in a controlled way.

"As for legalising it probably depends on what drug."

But has he ever taken drugs in the past?

Mr Williams replied: "Oh once or twice as a young man but it's not really my thing."