For information about the 12th December General Election, including our candidates for parliament, please see the ‘Elections & voting’ page. Our local councillors will be working as usual for residents during the General Election period and there are no changes to the advice surgeries or other ways of contacting them (see below).

We currently have fourteen Labour councillors representing wards in this council area. For the latest information on our campaigns and news stories please see our ‘News’ page and, for other links, the tabs at the top right of this page. For mobile devices please use the horizontal menu bar at the top.

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, 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.

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

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