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 5th May 2022 no one party achieved a majority control of Southend Council. However, the Labour, Independent and Liberal Democrat Groups reached an agreement for the benefit of the city and have continued in joint administration with a Labour leader. We will work constructively with our Independent and Liberal Democrat colleagues to protect and improve public services across Southend.
We have re-started some councillors’ drop-in advice surgeries now that Coronavirus restrictions have been eased, please see times and days below. 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.