Reading East (UK Parliament constituency)

Reading East is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2017 by Matt Rodda, of the Labour Party.[n 2] The seat is one of two won (held or gained) by a Labour candidate in 2017 from a total of eight covering its county. Rodda's 2017 win was one of 30 net gains of the Labour Party.

Reading East
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Reading East in Berkshire
Location of Berkshire within England
CountyBerkshire
Electorate72,647 (2018)[1]
Major settlementsReading
Current constituency
Created1983
Member of ParliamentMatt Rodda (Labour)
Number of membersOne
Created fromReading North, Reading South and Henley[2]

The seat has been, relative to others, a semi-marginal seat, and major-swing (volatile) seat since 2010. Its winner's majority has not exceeded 12.9% of the vote since the 15.2% majority won in that year. The seat has changed hands once since 2010.