The Labour Group on Southend Council currently consists of thirteen 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 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.

All 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.

Ward

Councillor

Contact

Blenheim Park

Laurie Burton

01702 212904

cllrburton@southend.gov.uk

Kursaal

Tricia Cowdrey

Matt Dent

cllrcowdrey@southend.gov.uk

cllrdent@southend.gov.uk

01702 212372

Milton

Stephen George

Kay Mitchell

Cheryl Nevin

01702 212906

cllrgeorge@southend.gov.uk

01702 212169

cllrmitchell@southend.gov.uk

01702 212879

cllrnevin@southend.gov.uk

St Laurence

Daniel Cowan

01702 534391

cllrcowan@southend.gov.uk

St Luke’s

Martin Berry

07837 120512

martin.berry@southendlabour.com

Victoria

Margaret Borton

Ian Gilbert

01702 212862

cllrborton@southend.gov.uk

01702 212878

cllrgilbert@southend.gov.uk

Westborough

Anne Jones

Aston Line

Kevin Robinson

01702 460952

cllrannejones@southend.gov.uk

aston.line@southend.gov.uk

07989 390983

cllrkrobinson@southend.gov.uk

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

Under normal circumstances, councillors’ drop-in advice surgeries are held on the first and third Saturday of each month from 10am – 12 noon at the Labour Party office, 268 Sutton Road, Southend on Sea, SS2 5ET – no appointment is needed.

Additionally under normal circumstances:

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 – 12 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 roving ‘street surgeries’ held locally in Kursaal ward by Councillor Matt Dent (contact Matt Dent on 07779 413772 / cllrdent@southend.gov.uk for details of the next one in your road). Councillor Martin Berry does similar in St. Luke’s ward (07387 120512 / martin.berry@southendlabour.com)

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.

COUNCILLORS’ PROFILES
Click on the links below to see that councillor’s profile.

Blenheim Park Ward

Laurie Burton

Kursaal Ward

Matt Dent

Tricia Cowdrey

Milton Ward

Stephen George

Kay Mitchell

Cheryl Nevin

St. Laurence Ward

Daniel Cowan

St. Luke’s Ward

Martin Berry

Victoria Ward

Margaret Borton

Ian Gilbert

Westborough Ward

Anne Jones

Aston Line

Kevin Robinson

 

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