Thursday, 17 May 2018

My civic roles 2018 – 2019


I am now the shadow portfolio holder for children and learning.

Committees that I will be sitting on –

People Scrutiny Committee

Biodiversity and Environmental Awareness Working Party
Children’s Service Improvement Board
Conservation Working Party
Corporate Parenting Group
Corporate Parenting Member’s Sub Group
LSCB / SAB Scrutiny Panel
School Places Working Party

Standing Advisory Committee on Religious Education

Portfolios and shadow portfolios


For the coming civic year in Southend-on-Sea the following portfolio and shadow portfolio holders are in place:


Portfolio holder (Conservative)
Shadow portfolio holder (Labour)
Leader
John Lamb
Ian Gilbert
Growth
James Courtenay
Anne Jones
Infrastructure
Andrew Moring
Kevin Robinson
Adults and Housing
Tony Cox
Helen McDonald
Children and Learning
Helen Boyd
Julian Ware-Lane
Healthy Communities and Wellbeing
Lesley Salter
Charles Willis
Public Protection
Mark Flewitt
Matt Dent

Friday, 11 May 2018

Labour Group AGM

The Labour Group on Southend-on-Sea Borough Council had its annual general meeting earlier this week.

The following positions were filled -

Leader – Ian Gilbert
Deputy leader – Anne Jones
Chair – David Norman
Secretary – Helen McDonald
Treasurer – Margaret Borton
Whip – Cheryl Nevin


Tuesday, 8 May 2018

How it all ended up

Here is a summary of how the parties got on on May 3rd in Southend-on-Sea.

party
% vote
wins
candidates
Conservative
36.8
8
17
Labour
26.8
5
17
Independent
20.0
3
11
Liberal Democrat
12.6
1
16
Green
2.8
0
8
Southend Independent Association
1.0
0
1
UKIP
0.9
0
3
Psychedelic Future
0.1
0
1


In Southend West the vote share fell thus –
40.2% Conservative
23.9% Labour
18.7 Liberal Democrat

In Southend East …
32.7% Conservative
30.2% Labour
5.3% Liberal Democrat

·       This is the best Labour vote % since 2001.
·       This is an improvement for the Conservatives as compared to 2016.
·       This is the best Liberal Democrat vote % since 2014.
·       This is the worst UKIP performance, ever.