A great future for Harlow

Jul 29

A great future for Harlow

Such is the rock and roll nature of being a local Councillor, I spent the evening of my birthday yesterday giving the ‘State of the Town’ address at Harlow Council’s Main debate. Here is the transcript of my opening remarks. ———- Well, It’s been an eventful year. For the Council, for Harlow, and for the Country. I am going to...

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The difference a Labour Council Makes

Apr 11

The difference a Labour Council Makes

The focus is rightly on working towards a Labour government and getting Suzy Stride elected as the Labour MP for Harlow on May 7th. There are however local elections on the same day, and with a small majority on Harlow Council, control of the Council could go either way. The Labour run Council has been getting on with demonstrating the positive and visible...

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Resigned from Cabinet

Nov 22

Resigned from Cabinet

As there will be some speculation as to the reasons for my resignation from the Cabinet of Harlow District Council, I need to put the record straight. I have resigned as a member of Cabinet on a point of principle, due to my unhappiness at the manner in which the termination of the Contract between Harlow Council and Harlow Welfare Rights and Advice was handled,...

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Taking action on footpath behind Old Orchard

Sep 27

Taking action on footpath behind Old Orchard

As some my remarks have been reported in today’s Harlow Star, I feel I should publish the full version, that were edited down for space reasons in the Star. My remarks went on to say: Councillor Toal is making this issue a personal priority, and while we can’t just close a public thoroughfare, unlike the previous administration we will make sure that...

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Glamorous life of a Councillor

May 12

Glamorous life of a Councillor

Well the local election has been and gone, and a mad, and hectic experience it was too. Having spent months pounding the streets, designing leaflets, organising campaign sessions, it all came down to one day. The day when the electorate put their crosses on the ballot paper and pop it into the box. Or not (more on this later). The constituency of Harlow is marginal,...

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