Why I had to go. But don’t mess up; I’ll be watching.

Feb 01

Why I had to go. But don’t mess up; I’ll be watching.

There has been a lot of speculation about why I resigned as Leader of Harlow Council, as a Councillor, and subsequently as a member of the Labour Party. I had not intended to issue a statement, and just move on, making a contribution to the town and community I love in other ways. There has however been active briefing and misinformation, ranging from it was my free...

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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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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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