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Deputy leader of Harlow Conservatives set to contest European Elections

Politics / Sat 20th Apr 2019 pm30 03:25pm

THE deputy leader of the Harlow Conservatives has been selected as a candidate for the European Elections.

Old Harlow councillor, Joel Charles is fifth on the East of England list as published by Conservative Home.

https://www.conservativehome.com/parliament/2019/04/exclusive-the-full-list-of-conservative-mep-candidates.html

The elections take place on Thursday May 23rd and already mired in controversy and confusion as they will come close to three years since the EU Referendum where (in case you forgot) the majority voted “Leave”.

MEPs are selected on a system based on proportional representation.

We will be interviewing cllr Charles in due course.

East of England

1. Geoffrey Van Orden CBE

2. John Flack

3. Joe Rich

4. Thomas McLaren

5. Joel Charles

6. Wassim Mughal

7. Thomas Smith

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6 Comments for Deputy leader of Harlow Conservatives set to contest European Elections:

MickyB77
2019-04-20 16:06:21

Wish him all that I would wish myself. A tireless worker for his constituents, and he certainly knows his way around the grimy corridors of politics, especially in Harlow. Our loss, unfortunately, will be somebody elses gain. A genuinely caring and considerate man.

jarrett
2019-04-20 20:36:02

Forget LibLabCon and think about the Brexit party.

UKMaverick785
2019-04-20 21:12:03

Unfortunately for Joel, fifth on the list gives him very little chance, as only seven get elected in the PR system. The Tory's have only managed 3 seats on a good year. But it's going to see that the central party recognise the odd good guy they still have in their ranks! Mark Gough, UKIP Staple Tye.

UKMaverick785
2019-04-20 21:13:14

Unfortunately for Joel, fifth on the list gives him very little chance, as only seven get elected in the PR system. The Tory's have only managed 3 seats on a good year. But it's good to see that the central party recognise the odd good guy they still have in their ranks! Mark Gough, UKIP Staple Tye.

kthe5
2019-04-20 21:56:29

A tireless worker for his constituents? His attendance record as a Councillor is 7/10. Not bad but could be better. I wonder if his consituents who have children at the Maples Respite care home would consider him a "tireless worker" when he voted against writing a letter to the ECC asking them to reconsider any proposed cuts.

MickyB77
2019-04-21 16:39:33

I never said that he was perfect, I just speak from my own experience. One thing though is absolutely guaranteed, the Commies in the town hall will probably throw an enormous party, if and when he goes.

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