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We currently have thirteen Labour Councillors representing wards in this council area. All councillors’ drop-in advice surgeries have been temporarily suspended because of the coronavirus restrictions.  We wish to remain as helpful as possible to residents, so if you have a council-related matter than needs our attention or assistance please telephone or email the councillor for your ward as listed below. If there isn’t a Labour Councillor for your ward please contact the one nearest one to you.




Blenheim Park

Laurie Burton

01702 212904



Tricia Cowdrey

Matt Dent



01702 212372


Stephen George

Kay Mitchell

Cheryl Nevin

01702 212906


01702 212169


01702 212879


St Laurence

Daniel Cowan

01702 534391


St Luke’s

Martin Berry

07837 120512



Margaret Borton

Ian Gilbert

01702 212862


01702 212878



Anne Jones

Aston Line

Kevin Robinson

01702 460952




07989 390983

The normal advice surgery arrangement, as detailed below, will be resumed as soon as we are able.

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Under normal circumstances, councillors hold advice surgeries on the first and third Saturdays of every month from 10am – 12 noon at our office, 268 Sutton Road, Southend-on-Sea SS2 5ET. If there is anything council-related you wish to discuss or seek advice on, please call in – no appointment necessary.

Additionally under normal circumstances, Milton Ward Councillors hold drop-in advice surgeries on the first Saturday of every month 11am – 12 noon at The Haven, 138-140 Hamlet Court Road. Blenheim Park Ward drop-in advice surgeries are held by Councillor Laurie Burton on the third Saturday of every month, 9am – 10.30am at 2 Mendip Road, Westcliff (the Careline building). St. Laurence Ward drop-in advice surgeries are held by Councillor Daniel Cowan on the first Friday of every month at the Ekco Club 10am – noon; the second Tuesday of every month at the Loyal Toast 1pm – 3pm and the third Wednesday of every month at the Holiday Inn 6pm – 8pm.

There are also ‘street surgeries’ held locally in Kursaal Ward by our Councillors Matt Dent, Maggie Kelly and Helen McDonald (call Matt Dent on 07779 413772 or email cllrdent@southend.gov.uk for details of the next one) and by Daniel Cowan in St. Laurence (for details call him on 01702 534391or email cllrcowan@southend.gov.uk).

If you wish to speak to a councillor you do not have to wait until the next advice surgery – please see the ‘Our Councillors’ page for how to get in touch with any of our councillors at any time.

Southend Labour is a very active group. We campaign, leaflet and canvass regularly and are always on the look out for new campaigns and for volunteers to help out. If you’d like to ask us any questions, have any ideas you’d like to share or are keen to volunteer please see our ‘Contact’ page.


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