TWO more candidates standing for Reading's seats in the next General Election have been revealed.

Labour has put forward Olivia Bailey for Reading West and Matt Rodda for Reading East.

Ms Bailey is the daughter of a police man and school teacher from Crowthrone.

She was previously a political adviser to the Labour Shadow Cabinet and is currently the research director at the Fabian Society and chair of the Labour Women's Network.

The first time runner said: “The Conservative Party has taken people in Reading West for granted.

"Tory broken promises mean local schools are facing cuts while class sizes soar.

"The NHS is at crisis point, our safety has been compromised with cuts to frontline police, and we are in the midst of the worst housing crisis in generations.

“I am honoured to have the chance to represent the town where I was born.

"I hope to win people’s trust in the coming weeks, so that I can be a strong champion for Reading West in parliament.”

Mr Rodda is running for the seat for the second time and has been a councillor for Katesgrove since 2011.

He said: "I am delighted and honoured to have been selected as the Labour parliamentary candidate in Reading East and I’m looking forward to the campaign ahead.

"Labour came a close second in 2015 and we can win the seat in this snap election.

“Every vote will count in what promises to be a close election.”

Jason Brock, chair of Reading and District Labour Party: "Reading deserves MPs who will stand up for our community and Labour is the only party that will represent the interests of ordinary people.

"In 2015 we received over 32,000 votes across the two Reading constituencies and we will build on that hard work to win this time so that we can secure a fairer society."

Conservative incumbents Alok Sharma, Reading West and Rob Wilson, Reading East have previously announced they will run for their seats with other candidates expected to be announced shortly.