Harlow District Council announce candidates for local elections

News / Wed 6th Apr 2022 at 02:43pm

HERE IS the list of candidates for the Harlow District Local Elections to be held on Thursday May 5th, 2022.

This is just the list of candidates.

Over the next four weeks, YourHarlow will be looking at each ward, the local and national issues and interviewing as many candidates as possible.

There is also a by-election in Toddbrook.

Bush Fair

Marco Lorenzini (Conservative)

Kay Morrison (Labour)

Jennifer Steadman (Green)

William Tennison (Lib Dem)


Church Langley

Nicola Purse (Conservative)

Ed Ray (Labour)

Bengeman White (Green)


Great Parndon

Stephen LeMay (Conservative)

Nicholas Taylor (Harlow Alliance Party)

Phil Waite (Labour)


Harlow Common

Sally Hardcastle (Green)

Maggie Hulcoop (Labour)

Stacey Seales (Conservative)


Little Parndon and Hare Street

Klara Bow (Green)

Danielle Brown (Cons)

Tony Durcan (Lab)


Mark Hall

Jamie Gilbert (Green)

Lanie Shears (Labour)

John Steer (Cons)



Jacob Daniels (Conservative)

James Griggs (Labour)

Sarah Jarvis (Green)


Old Harlow

Joel Charles (Conservative)

Yasmin Gregory (Green)

Liam Kerrigan (Labour)

Paul Lenihan (Trade Unionist and Socialist Candidate)


Staple Tye

Lewis Brand (Green)

Michael Hardware (Conservative)

Stefan Mullard (Labour)


Sumners and Kingsmoor

Nick Churchill (Conservative)

Alan Leverett (Harlow Alliance Party)

Aiden O’Dell (Labour)

Terry Patrick (Green)



Tony Edwards (Labour)

Emma Ghaffari (Conservative)

Emma Hellett (Conservative)

Daniella Pritchard (Labour)

Julie Taylor (Green)

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17 Comments for Harlow District Council announce candidates for local elections:

Mark Robert Edward Gough
2022-04-06 20:40:44

Two questions. One - where have all these Green candidates suddenly appeared from, cos they have no history in Harlow hardly at all. Two - how far have the once mighty Lib.Dems sunk that they can only manage a single candidate in the whole Town.

Mark Robert Edward Gough
2022-04-06 20:47:15

As for the retiring Labour Cllr.Harvey's point about female candidates, isn't it interesting that Labour manage 4 and the Conservatives 5. Greens have 6!

June Mason
2022-04-07 06:15:22

I was surprised to see Phil Waite standing in Great Parndon and Katherines. He has some nerve for sure given that he was Head of the Planning Committee under the previous Labour administration that allowed the monstrosity of the Amazon warehouse to be built in Katherines. Shame on you Phil Waite. I hope the residents of Great Parndon and Katherines give you a huge thumbs down for the damage you and Labour have inflicted upon them.

Mark Dilloway
2022-04-07 06:40:30

Kay Morrison… the far left Momentum Labour candidate, coming round again like a broken record. Lost in Netteswell, lost in Mark Hall and now going for a hat trick of defeats in Bush Fair. I know recycling is all the rage, but sometimes you need a replacement. Harlow Labour is definitely scrapping the bottom of the barrel with Kay Morrison.

Nicholas Taylor
2022-04-07 08:26:49

And lets not forget the the four Conservative Councillors on the Committee voted in favour of the warehouse development. The fact is, this site should have been used for new homes, which is in fact what the site owners wanted to build on it but the Council told them not to even bother asking. What we have now is not just a monstrous development on peoples doorstep but even more lorries and vans travelling on our congested roads across the town to get to the M11 and A414.

Michael Hardware
2022-04-07 10:00:07

Nicholas, you missed the point of this: Phil Waite was chair of the planning committee when he approved, without going to the committee, revised plans which changed the boundary bringing the warehouses closer to residents. The site could not be used for new homes as it is designated for commercial use and has been for many decades. You also ignore the fact that the town does need to maintain jobs for its residents, to avid them having to go out of town travelling on our already congested roads across the town. With Amazon, it is a local delivery hub so will reduce traffic as the vans will not have to come from Enfield!

Helen Darcy
2022-04-07 12:14:06

Phil Waite, the then Labour Head of Planning, approved this Amazon monstrosity in Katherines without going through the Committee? That really looks suspicious. How is he allowed to stand for election again. Was there never an enquiry about this. Are the residents of Great Parndon & Katherines aware of his actions?

2022-04-07 12:37:55

Mr Hardware, You seem to be missing the point regarding Amazon and the reduction in traffic, You will still have the vans delivering plus Harlow now has the added traffic which is more than likely hgv travelling across the town to deliver to the site before being transhipped into fleets of vans.

Nichoias Taylor
2022-04-07 12:57:44

The point is Michael, the Committee members could have raised their concerns at the meeting and rejected the application. As for the land being designated for commercial use, well the Council of course decided what land should be used for what and therefore you Councillor have the power to make changes, that is the sort of thing you are elected for, not going round picking up litter in the days before elections and a few photo shoots. Building homes within a few hundred yards of the new research centre would have meant far fewer cars using the towns roads than will otherwise be the case. What about the large vehicles taking goods to the hub and of course all the drivers who have to get there for work. This whole saga from start to finish is a sorry reflection on both the two main Parties in the Town, you are both as bad as each other, each blaming the other.

Jamie Henderson
2022-04-07 16:20:38

Cheeky Chappy go back to 2017 when Harlow Gilston Garden Town was approved by the then Labour Administration. It cannot be stopped now after Labour voted in favour of it on no less than 7 occasions. You check all this on the Harlow Council and HGGT websites. It is a matter of public record.

Nick Chapman
2022-04-08 19:37:57

Could anyone tell me the voting record of Steve Lemay, did he blindly follow the amazon voting for "jobs for harlow residents" and could he tell me how many harlow residents actually work there, seeing as "planning " involves benefitting the local community thanks Nick Chapman

Tony collins
2022-04-08 20:52:53

As far as I am aware, Steve LeMay is standing as a candidate for the first time. He was not involved in Phil Waite’s handling of the Amazon warehouse scandal.

2022-04-09 08:07:05

Excellent to see credible alternatives in the Alliance and Green parties, maybe work together against the Cons and Lab who have shafted the town wrecking the Story Valley and allowing the Amazon monster.

Mary Sutcliffe
2022-04-10 09:28:03

Party politics has little place in local government, especially at District Council elections. Councillors should be independents, concerned solely with providing efficient and quality services to residents. Party politics has little relevance and serves solely as a distraction. This is why I don’t vote in Harlow local elections.

Karis Bethell
2022-04-19 08:13:08

How do we contact the candidates? I have a set of questions I would like to ask each of them before I decide my vote.

Jamie Gilbert
2022-04-20 07:25:54

Hi Karis, please email [email protected] and our team will be able to get you in touch with the relevant candidate. Or you can complete our 'contact us' form on our website, https://harlow.greenparty.org.uk/contact/

Kill The Post-War Consensus
2022-05-05 08:16:36

What a shocking state of affairs when it's either Marxist 1, Marxist 2, Marxist 3 or Marxist 4 (with the added bonus of choosing your flavour between champagne socialists, misanthropic climate loonies, Irish Communists and corporative socialist fascists). They all smile in your face until it's time to scare you into not leaving your own home. Low tax, free markets, and bodily autonomy just aren't good sport these days old boy.

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