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Can You Give Us A Couple Of Hours?

Tuesday, March 27, 2007 admin 0

There are elections in May. We will be putting in a very strong challenge in Rayleigh this time, fighting all 4 seats here. If you like what we do, and can spare a little time to help us, please let us know. A few more volunteers could really make a […]

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What Elections?

Wednesday, March 28, 2007 admin 0

The District Council website has a page showing all the elections this May, and there’s quite a lot: The District Council wards involved are: Ashingdon and Canewdon Barling and Sutton Downhall and Rawreth Foulness and Great Wakering Grange Hawkwell North Hawkwell South Hawkwell West Hockley Central Hullbridge Lodge Rochford Sweyne […]

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Conservatives in a Panic Over Chelmsford

Saturday, November 4, 2006 admin 1

We’ve been looking at one of the Conservative Future websites (the current version of the Young Conservatives) It shows that they are in a bit of a panic over losing their Chelmsford seat at the next general election: “…went to Chelmsford last night and met up with the Association officers. […]

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Target number 25?

Monday, October 9, 2006 admin 0

There will be new constituency boundaries after the next election. So in our district there will be a new Rayleigh and Wickford constituency , and a Southend East constituency. More information is available at UK Polling Report. If you have a look there you will see that these will be […]

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And a Welcome to James Cottis

Friday, May 5, 2006 admin 1

The Evening Echo has said it was a shock result that Labour councillor Maureen Vince lost her seat on the District Council last night. Considering the awful publicity that Labour have had in the last week, the shock was that Maureen only lost by 95 votes – James Cottis got […]

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One day to go…

Wednesday, May 3, 2006 admin 0

Not long to go now! We should know all the results by 1.00 am on Friday, unless there are some recounts. We will put the results – and our initial comments- onto onlinefocus as soon as we get home. The key battleground is Grange – the Tories are dragging in […]

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Election results: Chris and Chris win with increased majorities

Friday, May 5, 2006 admin 1

Election news at 1:55 am We’re pretty pleased with the election results in Rayleigh. Chris Black and Chris Lumley both held their seats with increased majorities. This was particularly good for Chris Lumley because the Tories tried very hard to defeat him, bringing in Tories from other parts of Rayleigh […]

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Some Issues for the Local Elections

Sunday, April 23, 2006 admin 0

Overdevelopment Threat Rayleigh and Rawreth have been treated unfairly over the past 20 years. We?ve had far too much development, without enough extra amenities and facilities. When the Lib Dems led the council for a few years, things were changed – an allotments site was saved from development, and one […]

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Ouch!

Thursday, April 27, 2006 admin 0

After delivering leaflets for 25 years. Chris Black finally got bitten by a dog on Sunday! Nothing too serious, but it meant a trip to Basildon A&E. Chris would like to thank the people in Downhall Park Way who initially patched him up , and Kay, the nurse at Basildon […]

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Our 6 candidates for 2006

Sunday, April 23, 2006 admin 0

There are district council elections in 6 wards in Rayleigh this year – and we have candidates for all of them. It’s a different picture elsewhere in the district – there weren’t any suitable candidates ready to stand for us this time. So are concentrating our efforts on Rayleigh. Chris […]

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It’s Game on in Rayleigh

Wednesday, April 5, 2006 admin 1

We are contesting all 6 district seats that are up for election this year in Rayleigh: Chris Black is defending Downhall and Rawreth in a straight fight with Conservative Vic Howlett Chris Lumley is defending Grange in a straight fight with Conservative Roland Adams Keith Budden is trying to win […]

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We Need Your Help!

Thursday, March 23, 2006 admin 0

There are District Council Elections on May 4th this year. These are very important ones for us. Bearing in mind the threats of more overdevelopment, we think they are important for our whole area. – Chris Black and Chris Lumley are standing for re-election and the Conservatives are going to […]