Occasionally, I get to celebrate a success and I’ve been doing just that since the by-election in Downhall & Rawreth. Our candidate, Craig Cannell, was elected with a huge vote share of 77%. My joy, not one of beating the Tories (which is high on my list) but also that we have a Councillor that I think will do great things for his residents. He’s young, intelligent and cares about local issues. I hope that he will help us ‘connect’ with our younger residents too and show them that politics doesn’t have to be boring. Here’s to a new era….

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About the author James Newport

Essex County Councillor for Rayleigh North, Rochford District Councillor for Downhall & Rawreth and Rayleigh Town Councillor for Sweyne.

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