The Labour Group on Southend Council currently consists of sixteen councillors who represent Blenheim Park, Kursaal, Milton, St. Laurence, St. Luke’s, Victoria and Westborough wards.

Their job is to direct policy and oversee the work of the council as a whole 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.

At the local elections on 4th May 2023 no one party achieved a majority control of Southend Council and the city is currently being governed by a minority Conservative administration.

Our councillors are available at any time, so if you have a council-related matter that needs our attention or assistance you needn’t wait for the next surgery – you can telephone or email the councillor for your ward as listed. They will either discuss the issue with you by phone or online or offer to meet you at a convenient location. If there isn’t a Labour Councillor for your ward please contact the one nearest one to you.

Ward Councillor Contact
Blenheim Park Laurie Burton
01702 212904
Donna Richardson
Kursaal Matt Dent
01702 212372
Gabriel Leroy
Milton Stephen George
01702 212906
Cheryl Nevin
01702 212879
Maxine Sadza
07717 868921
St Laurence Daniel Cowan
01702 534391
Lydia Hyde
07789 824363
St Luke’s Martin Berry
07837 120512
Victoria Margaret Borton
01702 212862
Ian Gilbert
01702 212878
Mandy O’Connor
07717 868255
Westborough Anne Jones
01702 460952
Aston Line
07392 315457
Kevin Robinson
07989 390983

The advice surgery arrangements detailed below are currently in operation and we hope to extend these when we’re able

Milton Ward Councillors hold drop-in advice surgeries on the first Saturday of every month 10am – 12 noon at Southend Central Library, The Forum SS1 1NS.

St. Laurence Ward drop-in advice surgeries are held by Councillors Daniel Cowan and Lydia Hyde on the first Saturday of every month 10am-12 noon at Kent Elms Library; Second Tuesday of every month 6pm-8pm at the Holiday Inn SS2 6XG and the third Saturday of every month 10am-11.30am at the Ekco Club SS2 6PU

St. Luke’s Ward Councillor Martin Berry holds drop-in advice surgeries on the second Thursday of every month at the Community Hub in Cluny Square SS2 4AF, 9am to 10am, and will also have meetings residents by appointment at the Labour Party office, 268 Sutton Road SS2 5ET (by the corner of Dryden Avenue, almost opposite the Greyhound shops) or at any reasonable  location of their choice.

There are also roving ‘street surgeries’ held locally in Kursaal ward by Councillors Matt Dent and Gabriel Leroy (for details of the next one in your road contact Matt Dent on 07779 413772 / ).

All of our councillors can be contacted using the links below and they are always willing to meet residents who have concerns or problems at times and places other than those listed above.

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