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Elections

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LOCAL election nominations have officially closed and the names of all candidates standing for election in Harlow on Thursday 4 May have been released.  Further details, re election details, photo ID etc can be found on the link below. https://www.harlow.gov.uk/voting-and-elections/latest-election-news Bush Fair Church Langley Great…

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QUITE a few people have asked us when Labour will be selecting a parliamentary candidate for Harlow to fight the next general election? The short answer is that we don’t know. Selection processes are going on all over the country and there is a definite…

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NEW boundaries are being proposed for council wards in Harlow District Council. The Local Government Boundary Commission wants to hear what residents and local organisations think about the proposals. A 10-week consultation on the proposals will run until 12 December 2022. The Commission is the…

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Dear Editor, ON Thursday 23 June 2022, Bush Fair voted to elect me to Harlow Council, a huge honour. This by-election was hard-fought, necessitating relentless campaigning and thousands of door-step conversations. Those conversations told us what really matters to you; your support should never be…

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HARLOW Labour has gained the seat of Bush Fair in Harlow. Kay Morrison won by a majority of 112 votes. The by-election was called after the Conservative councillor for the ward quit after just four days due to the racist material on his social media…

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NICHOLAS Taylor is the Harlow Alliance Party candidate in the Bush Fair by-election set fro Thursday June 23rd. Nick usually stands in the Great Parndon Ward but over the last few weeks has been campaigning diligently in the ward. We have seen Nick and his…

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SIR, It is now some 18 months since the surface area around one side of Market Square was dug up (again). Since then work has taken place in fits and starts to fit paving slabs (which I understand were sourced from Portugal). Some sort of…

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POLITICS can be a cruel game. When Labour’s Kay Morrison lost the Bush Fair ward by four votes in May, she could have been excused for calling it a day. Despite, being a vastly experienced politician in Scotland, that was her third defeat in a…

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SIX weeks ago, we interviewed Green Party candidate Jennifer Steadman as she fought the Bush Fair ward in the May District elections. Ms Steadman came a creditable third, with 116 votes. As you may well know, the winning candidate, Marco Lorenzini stood down after a…

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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…