Martin was elected to the council by the residents of St. Luke’s Ward in May 2021 and has been a long-term local community campaigner. He has lived in Stromness Road since 1994 so knows the area and its issues well, but is always keen to hear from other residents about their concerns and their ideas to improve the area. In addition to his duties as a Councillor he works part time as a copy editor for a publishing company and since the death of his partner Kerry has devoted most of his other time to local community issues, particularly on housing, and is one of the organisers of the Fossett’s for The People campaign for the government to allow social housing to be built on the publicly-owned land opposite the proposed new football stadium.

Martin conducts regular ‘street surgeries’ in the ward – contact him for details of the next one. You can also follow the St. Luke’s Labour Facebook page for local updates.

Contact Martin:
Cllr. Martin Berry, 23a Stromness Road Southend-on-Sea SS2 4JG
Tel: 07387 120512


  • Member of The Council (first elected 6th May 2021)
  • Appeals Committee (Vice Chair)
  • Licensing Committee
  • People Scrutiny Committee
  • Public Protection Working Party
  • Traffic Regulations Working Party

Outside Bodies (Council representative)

  • South Essex Homes Board
  • Southend-on-Sea Forum Management Ltd

Declarations of Interest (Councillors with positions in organisations that could influence their work with the Council are legally required to register these and the full list is available on the Council website)

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