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Elections

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Dear Editor, I AM thrilled to have been elected as a Harlow District Councillor in yesterday’s (4th May 2023) elections to represent Mark Hall ward for the next year.  I would like to thank every resident who took their time out of their day to…

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THE LEADER of Harlow Labour was also in positive mood following the local election results. Councillor Chris Vince also took the opportunity to thank voters. Cllr Vince said: “A big thank you to everyone who came out to vote for Labour across Harlow on Thursday.…

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THE CONSERVATIVES have retained control of Harlow Council. Both sides were claiming victory as the Conservatives gained a seat in Staple Tye but Labour said they had the bigger share of the vote. Either way, the Conservatives will run the council for another year. Due…

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IT is somewhat fitting that our final interview is with Harlow Council leader Russell Perrin. We wanted to get his view on how he feels the last year has gone for the Conservatives in administration and if they are returned, then what his plans are…

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THE leader of the Harlow Alliance Party has told YH that the only impact the local Tories are having is in the amount of litter caused by their leaflets. Nicholas Taylor (pictured on Fir Park below)said: “It is interesting to note that only one Conservative…

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THE LEADER of Harlow Labour has asked residents to reflect on the last thirteen years of Conservative government. Councillor Chris Vince said: “Voters are asking themselves: after 13 years of the Conservatives I feel better off? Are my public services better? Are our streets safer?…

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LAST but not least is the ward of Sumners and Kingsmoor. For years, Labour have sort of fancied their chances but not really got close. This year, they feel they just might have a chance. But it is just a chance. A majority of 289…

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Dear Editor, “Harlow Labour will give residents back their voice. COMMUNITY engagement in our town is one of the centre points of the Harlow Labour Party’s policy framework for the 2023 local elections and I have seen within Bush Fair the benefits of strong neighbourhood…

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LAST year, this seat was up for grabs. The Labour candidate did not campaign. The Conservative candidate did. The Tories won. This year, former Harlow Council leader Mark Wilkinson is up for re-election. He did announce his retirement but then changed his mind. We have…

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IT is good to see that the Harlow Alliance Party (HAP) have a third candidate this year. For a few years now, it is two men standing (Nicholas Taylor and Alan Leverett) but they do have supporters who help out with aim etc. However, through…

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THE LEADER of Harlow Labour has been busy on the local election campaign trail. Councillor Chris Vince has been in every ward, knocking on doors, delivering leaflets and listing to residents concerns. We caught up with him in Barn Mead to find out how campaigning…

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IN 2021, this seat went to the Conservatives as they swept to power. They won it again in 2022 but that was by four votes and for four days when the newly elected councillor stood down after his unsavoury tweets were exposed. Labour won the…

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IN 2021, Labour had a really bad night here (as elsewhere) when the Tories gained the seat with a majority of 177. Sure enough, a year later, Labour re-gained it with a majority of 166. This year, Nancy Watson is defending the seat. Nancy is…

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EVERY weekend, Bush Fair councillor Jodi Dunne is out and about across the whole of the town, knocking on doors and listening to residents’ concerns. In the council chamber he is much more comfortable being a member of a committee, playing close attention to matters…

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Dear Editor, HAVING just seen the letter and election flyer which has been sent by the Conservative candidate in Sumners and Kingsmoor I felt compelled to write to YourHarlow for the first time. Cllr Souter states that a vote for any other Party is a…

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WHEN we saw that the former Toddbrook Conservative councillor Gareth Williams was standing for the Green Party in Staple Tye, we were very keen to interview him. Mr Williams stood down as a councillor after just a short time in 2021 due to ill-health. But…