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Harlow Conservative leader promises to “deliver” after retaining control of council

News / Fri 3rd May 2024 at 07:01am

THE leader of the Harlow Conservatives was in ebullient mood after a triumphant night for the Conservatives.

Interview below.

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19 Comments for Harlow Conservative leader promises to “deliver” after retaining control of council:

ACM
2024-05-03 07:11:12

Could he look anymore like Boris with the ridiculous hand gestures? Is it a distraction tactic from his empty words? Waits about 33 seconds to start attacking people in the comments.. tragic.

Voter
2024-05-03 07:14:55

Just trying to work this out - Have the Conservative retained control of Harlow with or without the suspended Potter Street candidate?

Pat Roberts
2024-05-03 07:15:18

But according to YourHarlow.com recently, of the new 17 Tory cllrs was suspended by the Tories. . So is it really 16-16 on the new council with no overall control?? With one other person - not sure where he “belongs”!!!! A situation that needs sorting!

Wilky
2024-05-03 07:27:33

That’s great news – I’ll be booking my place in the queue for the opening of our new Town Centre Marks and Spencer Department Store, so that I get a Colin the Caterpillar Cup Cake – Will it be open before the summer? Feel sorry for the people losing their homes in Terminus House, but can’t wait for you to start knocking it down. Let’s get those bulldozers on site before Whitsun. Please get this done before anyone defects to UKIP or Renew or Respect or whatever it’s called! – No excuses Boris – let’s Build Back Better

Harlow Lifer
2024-05-03 09:34:32

An absolute great day for Harlow residents. Dan the man that can is going to make Harlow great again while Chris Vince goes off to sulk in a little corner. As said by others, Chris has no vision or passion for Harlow and has nothing to offer so the right man won!

Mike
2024-05-03 09:47:52

I despair! Hardly triumphant losing five seats. And one seat won was by a Tory councillor suspended for making unpleasant anti-islamic comments. But I guess Desperate Dan Swords will be out in the Town Centre sitting in his bulldozer, hard hat on, and starting work on the Town Centre today just as he promised. And drawing up plans to demolish Terminus House just as he promised (with no plan as to where he'll house the people who are already living there). And I look forwad to shopping in M&S as soon as possible just as he promised.

Samuel Jack
2024-05-03 10:48:07

Great work Dan! It's your passion and 'let's go on with the job' mentality which has helped drive the conservative party of Harlow into a new generation!

Cheryl
2024-05-03 12:17:58

An absolute disaster. Dan Swords go for a walk around Harlow in the evenings and see what an absolute hellhole the town is. The pavements,roads and cyclepaths are no longer fit for purpose,the vehicle situation is so out of control now,that more and more people think it is acceptable to just park totaly on the pavements,it is everywhere and it is 100% not acceptable,they are parking on junctions,parking on green spaces and turning it all into mud pits,they are cracking up the kerbstones and pavements. Harlow has become so overpopulated,and it is nothing more thsn one huge car park. You are not fixing what is broken in this town. Keep building all these new homes is just making the situation even worse. Dan swords i really dont think you know anything that is going on inHarlow. You need to get in the real world.

Resident
2024-05-03 15:19:47

Can we start a sweepstake on when the excuses begin on why he can't keep hispost election promises? Or, thinking positively, when work starts ?

Gary Roberts
2024-05-03 15:35:21

So the electorate fell for the nonsense again. Dan Swords is the same make as his mentor Halfon: all photo-shoot, press release and video. How many of those pledges will become reality within a year? I suspect none. How many in two? Again none. And like Halfon it will be someone's else's fault!

resident
2024-05-03 18:28:15

Something doesnt feel right.Will be interested to see how things pan out next few weeks.

David Forman
2024-05-03 19:04:20

Well done to Dan Swords and team. I can't wait to see the town regenerated. Let's remember that when Labour were in charge of the council their bids for Government money to regenerate the town were deemed "poor value for money".

Mrs Jones
2024-05-03 21:50:37

Perhaps Dan Swords could reply to my email regarding house repairs now !

Trace
2024-05-03 21:52:27

Gary Roberts, I agree. Let's not forget Dan's promise of starting work the day after election as was all in place - so that should've been today. Looking forward to hearing excuse number one.. of many to come...

Guy Flegman
2024-05-04 09:08:19

About time we had some young blood in the system. Maybe other parties should take note. The young are full of ideas and just need a bit of input from older generations to make wise decisions. Where as the older generation are limited by their wisdom in many cases. Whether Mr Swords ideas pan out well or not is irrelevant, it’s the fact that someone is willing to try something new that is important.

resident
2024-05-04 09:17:04

Presumably the council will be announcing start dates soon for the regeneration projects?Has work already started as promised?

View from Afar
2024-05-04 13:03:24

Dan Swords said it would start the day after they won - perhaps he’s waiting for a decision on suspended James Leppard winning a seat. They’ll probably be some excuse so they have the majority.

Tony Wiseman
2024-05-04 13:35:25

I heard someone scrapping a shovel along the concrete in Terminus Street on Friday morning, so work has started!

65 Priority
2024-05-08 01:06:27

Can't wait for Marks and Spencer to open, do we have a date yet please, also Terminus House where will all the residents go, I think I know down by the station in them new builds the council has purchased. Don't think about the over 65 year old living in his car because the council say that he's not a priority case, 65 and not a priority case, thanks moan over 😊

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