Politics | Jon Clempner

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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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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