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We currently have thirteen Labour Councillors representing wards in this council area. Most 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 212 904


Tricia Cowdrey

Matt Dent

01702 212 274

01702 212 372


Stephen George

Kay Mitchell


Maxine Sadza


01702 212 906

01702 212 169

St Laurence

Daniel Cowan

Lydia Hyde

01702 534 391

St Luke’s

Martin Berry

Kathy Murphy

07837 120 512


Margaret Borton

Ian Gilbert

Amanda O’Connor

01702 212 862

01702 212 878


Anne Jones

Aston Line

Kevin Robinson

01702 460 952

07392 315 457
Drop-in advice surgery 1st Monday monthly, 12-2 pm at Westcliff Library

07989  390 983


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

For information about elections and registering to vote please visit our ‘Elections & Voting‘ page.

Under normal circumstances, councillors hold advice surgeries on the first and third Saturdays of every month from 10 am – 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 11 am – 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, 9 am – 10.30 am 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 from 10 am-noon; the second Tuesday of every month at the Loyal Toast 1 pm – 3 pm and the third Wednesday of every month at the Holiday Inn 6 pm – 8 pm.

There are also ‘street surgeries’ held locally in Kursaal Ward by our Councillors Matt Dent and Tricia Cowdrey (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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