Ward by Ward: Netteswell: Will it be a three way battle in Netteswell?

Elections / Thu 28th Apr 2022 at 07:50am

LAST YEAR, in one of many surprises, the Conservatives took the ward of Netteswell.

They won with a majority of 177.

But twelve months is a long time in politics and this is now a government under pressure for a variety of reasons.

Netteswell has alway been a ward where the vast majority of councillors have been very much embedded in the area.

Mike Danvers served the area admirably and he will be sorely missed.

Having said, all that, the majorities have not been massive and so in theory there is everything to play for.

The Labour candidate is James Griggs. James is a familiar figure from the arts scene in the town. He has also been praised for being one of the hardest working campaigners in the Labour group.

The Green Party candidate is Sarah Jarvis. We have also interviewed Sarah (see below). Sarah has been running a very vibrant campaign, especially on social media. With the climate crisis hitting the headlines, Sarah is appealing to all voters but especially the younger ones and those who haven’t voted before to think about the environment as well as all the other political issues of the day.

We have yet to interview the Conservative candidate.


Jacob Daniels (Conservative)

James Griggs (Labour)

Sarah Jarvis (Green)

YH Prediction: Labour Hold

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5 Comments for Ward by Ward: Netteswell: Will it be a three way battle in Netteswell?:

Kim Oconnor
2022-04-28 09:31:45

Well said Sarah. I think people are getting very fed up with the destruction of our lands, wildlife old trees ripped from there roots, ect ect, to make way for unaffordable housing, unaffordable to most . 5000 on waiting list, 99 council, no one will mention how many council in fase 2,. If your going to build on our lands let it be for the needs of Harlow, with no right to buy, for future generations. Not thousands and thousands of unaffordable housing. Which are going to be build down our river stort, on wet lands, with a 4 lane road going right through our river stort, which conservatives approved the go a head on. 6,000 signatures against this project,they did not want to hear local objections, or meet frends of Latton lsland from the beginning of this campaign. The labour party put in plans for this destruction, the conservatives approved it. This would mean the complete destruction of this peaceful river . Reds and blues speak all the time of maintaining green spaces, whilst failing badly to tell people the whole truth of the destruction and trashing of our river stort valley. People are becoming fed up with our lands turning into concrete monstrosity s, for people who can afford them only, and not for local people waiting for homes. So I will be voting green for the very first time, time for a complete change. Local issues for local people.

Neil Warner-Baker
2022-04-28 19:00:26

Sarah Jarvis of the Greens has shown in her interveiw that she has the characteristics to become a fine Harlow Councillor. Let's hope that our current cllrs will set aside their political ideologies help her on her way and put Harlow first..for the sake of today and all our tomorows..

Neil Warner-Baker
2022-04-28 20:02:06

Oh how funny ..Sarah Jarvis..I just pressed the link "social media" in this YH interveiw and it did make me chuckle...yes you are absolutely right...there are much more important issues than Pot holes in this town...but if the 4 tory cllrs that also sit on Essex County Council can't sort filling a hole in the ground...how the heck can we relie on them to do anything else..and there they are..approving the River Stort highway along with Essex Highways....you really can't make this up. BTW.. and I hope you don't mind me asking this question...Are you now, or ever been a member of the Freemasons? (Asking for a friend)

2022-04-28 20:24:58

After what Labour have done to the Stort and the Tories supporting them, and the bigger climate catastrophe neither party is doing anything about apart from fine words- Greens all the way.

Jamie Henderson
2022-04-29 21:08:13

Labour is not only a total shambles, truly third rate, but complete hypocrites regarding Starmer and Raynor ‘BeerGate’. They and Harlow Corbynist are about as bad as it can get. Vote Labour if you want Harlow to be Third World.

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