Why I’m Not Average

29/01/2018

I just happened to stumble across the “National Census of Local Authority Councillors 2013” today and what I found made for very interesting reading. 67% of Councillors are male Councillors have an average age of 60.2 with Councillors aged over 70 increasing Just 19.2% of Councillors are in full-time employment 96% are of white ethnic […]

Election Countdown

28/01/2018

94 Days 19 Hours 06 Minutes 22 Seconds The past two years for me has been a whirlwind of activity. A steep learning curve and a lot of work. I’ve attended countless meetings, spoken to many residents, campaigned on local issues and kept a close eye on those ‘secret’ decisions being made by the Conservatives […]

Read All About It!!!!!

20/01/2018

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 […]

Holy Hustings!

03/06/2017

If tonight’s hustings audience was representative of Rayleigh & Wickford then I don’t think Mark Francois would retain his seat…. however, I fear this will not be the case. It would appear the audience was not on side and Mr Francois was only being supported by his over protective, front row, con club members. Like […]

Elections!

06/05/2017

May 4th was a good day for the Tories across the country as we saw a tsunami of Tory wins at County Councils. Essex County Council was no different and our own Lib Dems in Rayleigh saw defeat after much campaigning we just didn’t do enough to persuade voters that we could be the liferaft that saved them from […]

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