FROM Labour to UKIP, from Cons to UKIP, from Lib Dem to Labour etc. In 2010, Conservative Guy Mitchinson won the seat with a majority of 62 and that was in a popular year for the Tories. In 2011, Labour won by 178 and in 2012 they won by a further 207.
THERE are two seats up for grabs in Mark Hall this time after Labour councillor, Paul Shroeder stood down due to work commitments. There are two Labour newcomers: Sheila Sullivan and Danny Purton. Many will be familiar with Danny’s name as he was a high ranking council transport officer for many years.
AS this is our first year as YourHarlow, it would be fair to say that we are just getting the political lay of the land. And unlike at our sister paper, Your Thurrock, where we have been running “Ward-by-Ward” analysis for several years, we have yet to get the lay of the land in places […]
CANDIDATES for both the european and local elections will be using the last full day of campaigning to reach out to the public for their vote. YH caught up with the Conservative candidate for Harlow Common, John Steer to see how campaigning was going and what were the issues on the doorsteps from Potter Street to Radburn Close.
A SENSE of Place has been launched at Parndon Mill. On a balmy evening by the river, curator Ivan Daggett told an assembled audience about the themes of the exhibition and installations.
AS the elections approach, and with a few days to go, there’s still a chance for you to decide to vote green. After he visited Thurrock last week, I want to convince you why voters should put a cross next to the green party and choose Rupert Read (Lead candidate) as your MEP.
ACCORDING to the European Child Safety Alliance, drowning is the second leading cause of injury or death for children in Europe, with young children more likely to drown in or near their own home. In a garden pond a child can drown in as little as two centimetres of water.
Last years Gibberd Gallery ‘Open’ exhibition winner has returned with a large new body of work to create a fantastic exhibition of oil paintings, inspired by scenes and objects around her. A local artist to Harlow, Jackie Chakravarti describes creating as “quite liberating, to feel that anything in front of me could become a painting”. […]
A BIT of a shadow has been cast over this one as incumbent councillor, Nick Churchill suffered a heart attack at the weekend. Nick is recovering at home. The rules dictate that he is still standing. If he is elected, it is then a question of whether he will sign the declaration within thirty days.
AN INTERESTING ward that is changing all the time. Cllr Tony Durcan won the seat in 2010 by 363 votes. Not a bad result in an unpopular year for Labour. Since then, Jean Clark won by an impressive 548 votes and then Jon Clempner further extended it by 578.
POLICE are appealing for information following the attempted abduction of a schoolgirl in Harlow. A 12-year-old girl was walking through The Dashes, at 3:20pm on Monday, May 19 when she was approached by the male driver of a white car who attempted to grab and pull her into the vehicle.
LABOUR’S parliamentary candidate for Harlow Suzy Stride said: “I am very pleased that Conservative Essex County Council has seen sense on this and have finally agreed to not cut school crossing patrols. “After months of campaigning by the local community and councillors, I welcome the U-turn by the Conservative administration. School crossing patrols provide a vital service to people in Harlow and people across Essex, and cutting them would risk children’s lives.
ALI Barbers, on 32 Terminus Street, replaced recruitment consultants Blue Arrow on the site in February, and offered a free cut and wash for everyone on their opening day. Ali, owner of the barbers, who has 25 years’ experience in hairstyling, said: “It has been nothing short of fantastic.
SIX months ago I turned 18, and guess what? I can vote, and have been so excited to do so. What a wonderful opportunity to have your say in how the our country is ran. Some people always vote. Others actively choose not to. But if you’re one of those yet to decide, here are some reasons why you might want to have your say.
The leader of the Harlow Independent Party, Joshua Jolles is in positive mood and wants to remind voters that there are alternatives and the HIP squad offer a fresh look at Harlow politics. It is fair to say that Bush Fair candidate, Bob McKenzie is the only candidate that has delivered a personal leaflet to the candidates in his ward.
WORLD Dance Day was marked with a packed schedule of events, from flash mobs to West End theatre workshops and ballet lessons. The event was celebrated around the school, in First Avenue, Harlow, and saw a number of professional visitors work with students. Zest Dance Company, from London, held a Bollywood dance workshop with Year 7 and 8 students, while the GCSE dance group enjoyed a ballet workshop.
THE MUSIC students at Harlow College are set to hold two concerts in order to raise funds for the much-loved Pets Corner in Harlow. A host of college acts will firstly appear at a concert at The Square on Wednesday May 28th followed by a concert at the Town Park Bandstand on June 8th.
A MAN is due to appear in court later today (Tuesday) after he was charged with the attempted murder of a flatmate in Harlow. A man in his 50s was stabbed in a flat on Halling Hill shortly after 4am on Monday, May 19. He is currently in a stable condition in hospital.
YOUR HARLOW sat down with the prime minister David Cameron to ask him to reflect on what Harlow meant to the prime minister in May 2014. YH: “Prime Minister, some say that Harlow is divided by those whose lives are blighted by frustration and those who harbour a lot of aspiration. Do you still speak to both?”
HARLOW COLLEGE was at the centre of the nation’s media spotlight when he visited the college on Monday lunchtime. Surrounded by cameras and security, the PM was given a tour of the college by the principal, Karen Spencer, flanked by governors, staff and teachers.
WE ALWAYS like what we call our Blue Peter moment, when we see a council candidate march past our office. Our office happens to be in the ward of Bush Fair. So, when we saw UKIP candidate, Dan Long going door to door, we thought we would take the chance to grab an interview.
A HARLOW man is in a serious condition in hospital after being found with stab wounds in the Pitmans Field area of Harlow. Emergency services were called to Pitmans Field at just after 4.20am this morning (Monday) where a local man in his forties was found with stab wounds to his back.
AN ESSEX County Council member for Harlow has demanded urgent talks with Essex County Council as Gypsy_Travellers have moved from Third Avenue to Katherines Way and now to Southern Way. Cllr Karen Clempner said: ” I share the significant concerns of local residents and businesses on the impact of the current large group of Travellers in Harlow.
ESSEX County Council workers are racking up more than 11 days of sick leave a year on average, it has been revealed. Excluding teachers, employees at the authority are taking a full week more off compared to the national average.