The Labour Group on Southend Council currently consists of nine councillors who represent Kursaal, Milton, Victoria and Westborough wards.
Their job is to oversee the work of the council and to represent and act as advocates for the people of the wards they represent. They are also involved with local groups and residents' associations, attend community events and hold regular advice surgeries.
The Conservatives currently have a majority on Southend Council. However, Labour is the largest opposition party and seeks to work constructively with Independent councillors to defend, protect and improve public services across the town.
Click here to find out which ward you live in (type in your address for useful information).
Advice surgeries are held on the first and third Saturday of each month from 10am-12noon at 268 Sutton Road, Southend on Sea, SS2 5ET.
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