Whether to throw my hat into the ring for selection as Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate in Harlow?

Apr 21

Whether to throw my hat into the ring for selection as Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate in Harlow?

Theresa May has announced there is going to be a general election on the 8th June – despite saying many times she would not as it would cause instability – clearly swayed by the siren calls of the national opinion polls – and her internal party management problems rather than the best interests of the country. Since then, I have received many texts,...

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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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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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Harlow Council

Nov 09

Harlow Council

On Monday evening, I was selected to be the Labour Party Candidate in Little Parndon and Hare Street, for the Harlow District Council elections in 2012. I am incredibly proud to be selected to represent the Labour Party for the ward I live in. There will be a lot of hard work between now and May, pounding the streets at weekends and in the evenings. The upside is...

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