Rochford Council By-election win for Labour
Congratulations to Matt Softly, elected as Labour Councillor for Rochford Ward in the recent By-election. Matt joins our existing excellent Labour councillor Jerry Gibson on Rochford District Council.
Matt says, "I will be a strong voice for local residents and will work hard alongside Jerry to hold Essex County Council to account on matters such as housing, street lighting, the condition of roads and pavements and the lack of a fair allocation of resources for this part of Essex. We will oppose cuts to neighbourhood policing, work with the local community to overcome issues with anti-social behaviour and lobby for investment in the Market Square and businesses. We will also oppose new housing plans that do not include proper infrastructure or add to the social housing stock for local people."