About the Ward
Mapledurham is an electoral ward of the Borough of Reading, in the English county of Berkshire. It is north-west of the town centre and is the west of the suburb of suburb of Caversham north of the River Thames, and is bordered by Thames, Battle and Kentwood wards and by the District of South Oxfordshire. The ward is one of two wards of Caversham to take its name from an adjacent village, in this case Mapledurham (outside the borough boundary).
Mapledurham ward is unusual in that, unlike all the other Reading wards, it elects only one councillor to Reading Borough Council. Except where an unusual by-election is required, elections take place coinciding with the first May Thursday (or European election where this coincides with the year, in June) before the Summer Olympic Games.