Not much time to write tonight, we have some election leaflets to finish off , but you can find the list of candidates here, with everyone’s name , address and party label.
Here are the Lib Dem highlights:
Downhall Ward, Rayleigh – Ron Oatham and Bruce Smart have been re-elected unopposed onto Rayleigh Town Council! No district election this year.
Grange Ward, Rayleigh – Chris and June Lumley have been re-elected onto Rayleigh Town Council (as independents) with one Conservative. No district election this year.
Sweyne Park Ward, Rayleigh – the District election looks like being a close contest between Pat Putt for us and Joan Mockford for the Tories, with an English Democrat as an unknown factor.
– The Town Council contest has 3 Lib Dems (Lindsay Frend, Mike Nobes and Trevor Parrett) facing 3 Conservatives, competing for 3 seats
Wheatley Ward, Rayleigh District Council – Onlinefocus regular Corey Vost stands against the sitting Tory John Pullen.
– Town Council – Corey and 3 Conservatives compete for 3 seats
Trinity Ward, Rayleigh District Council – Mark Pearson stands in an intriguing 4-way contest with the Conservatives, English Democrats and Labour. Could the English Democrats finish ahead of the Tories here?
Town Council – 3 Tories elected unopposed.
Whitehouse Ward, Rayleigh District Council – Chris’ wife Elena Black has a re-run of her contest of 4 years ago against Tory Simon Smith, this time with the English Democrats standing as well.
Town Council – 3 Tories and 1 Labour candidate , Alison Mayor, contest 3 seats. (Look out for a Labour leaflet in Latin!)
Central Ward, Rayleigh Mike Nobes stands against Tory Tony Humphries.
Town Council – no contest, 3 Tories elected unopposed.
Ashingdon and Canewdon Maybe this is the most interesting ward of the lot. A three-way contest between Lib Dem Valerie Stanton, a Green candidate and the Tory Leader of the Council , Terry Cutmore.