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 6th May 2021 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 town 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.
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.