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Elections

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THE statement of persons nominated for the Bush Fair by election on Thursday 23 June has been published today. The statement is at: https://www.harlow.gov.uk/sites/default/files/documents/Statement%20of%20persons%20nominated%20-%20Bush%20Fair%20by-election.pdf The candidates are as follows: Emma Ghaffari                  Conservative Party  Kay Morrison                     Labour and Co-Operative Party Jennifer Steadman          The Green Party …

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HARLOW’S MP, Robert Halfon, and the Harlow Conservatives have backed local resident and doctor Emma Ghaffari to be the new Conservative Councillor for Bush Fair.  Announcing their candidate, the Conservatives added that “working with Robert Halfon MP and Bush Fair Councillor Dan Swords, Emma Ghaffari…

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DEAR Editor, I stuck to my guns and I spoilt my ballet on Election Day. The reason for this is because I don’t have any faith or trust in any of the parties who have put candidates up for the council elections today. The Tories…

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IN THE aftermath of the Harlow District Council local actions, people have made reference to low turnout. So we thought we would look at the turnout over the last fifty years and see whether it is going up, going down or staying the same. This…

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I WOULD like to express my gratitude and appreciation to my constituents in Sumners and Kingsmoor ward who have once again put their trust in me to represent them.  As well as the big issues in the ward such as West Sumners and Barbara Castle…

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I WOULD like to express my sincere thanks to all who voted for me on 5th May, it is a huge honour to have been elected to serve my fellow residents as Labour Councillor for Netteswell. I am delighted to be joining my wonderful Netteswell…

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THE Harlow Conservatives have thanked residents across the town following the 2022 local elections.  A spokesperson said: “This election was about the future of our town and who you wanted to run Harlow Council. We are humbled to be leading the council into our second…

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The Conservatives The Harlow Conservatives looked in celebratory mood on Thursday night and who can blame them. They have retained control of the council for a second year and can crack on with their plans. Conservative Vote: 2018: 8,325 2019: 5,762 2021: 11,785 2022: 8,925…

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SENIOR politicians have responded to local election results in Harlow. YH spoke to Harlow MP Robert Halfon as well as the Harlow Council leader, Russell Perrin. We also spoke to Harlow Labour Group leader Chris Vince. Harlow MP Robert Halfon https://www.youtube.com/embed/u6ZFo-3kRJM Harlow Council Leader Russell…

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THE CONSERVATIVES have retained control of Harlow Council. The council composition remains Conservatives 21 and Labour 12. The Tories gained Bush Fair and Harlow Common. Labour gained Mark Hall and Toddbrook. Bush Fair  Marco Lorenzini (Conservative): 678 Kay Morrison (Labour): 674 Jennifer Steadman (Green): 116…

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STAPLE Tye is one of the most fascinating wards in Harlow. Last year, it went to the Conservatives with a thumping majority of 346. Four years ago, incumbent councillor Mike Hardware won by just one vote. Labour will be very keen to take it back…

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THE LEADER of the Harlow Labour Group has made an appeal to voters on the eve of vital local elections. Councillor Chris Vince said: “With less than a day until the local elections Boris Johnson is still treating the British public with contempt The Conservative…

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LABOUR were particularly disappointed to lose two seats in Toddbrook last May. It really is one of their heartlands and you know it is the type of area in which they had done a lot of work. There are two seats up again, due to…

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IF there was ever a year that Labour might have a chance of winning this ward, then this might be the year. But looking back on previous elections, we are starting to conclude that we are just imagining things. Conservative candidate Nick Churchill has been…

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IF there is a common thread among a number of candidates in this year’s local elections it is a desire to get involved more in the life of the community. For some people, like Danielle Brown, the business woman and mother-of-four, she seemed to be…

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LABOUR were very upset at losing the seat of Mark Hall last year. The Conservatives won by a majority of 494. Six months later, there was a by-election. The Conservatives won again but this time with a majority of just 56. Labour veterans have seen…