Give Residents a Voice at Essex County Council in 2017!

Westminster parties simply can’t be trusted with prioritising our local issues.
Cllr John Lodge, R4U ChairCllr John Lodge R4U Chair
Picking fights with our teachers, doctors, nurses and police directly impacts local families every day. And recently the Central Government even passed a bill to force UDC to sell nearly all of our council houses, which will directly impact those that can’t afford to buy homes.

The choice is quite clear. Do we want Westminster parties telling us what to do locally, or should we decide for ourselves? In 2013 Uttlesford residents were fed up with their councillors working for Westminster so they elected their first residents’ councillors. There are now Residents for Uttlesford councillors at all 3 levels of local government, county, district and towns/parishes. In 2017 we’d like to see councillors in more county divisions in Uttlesford that only answer to one boss, residents.

We are looking for community-minded individuals in all 4 county divisions who love where they live and would like to make a difference. If you are a resident, an existing parish or town councillor, a school governor or a local volunteer, we have the team in place to help you to take the next step for your community. Contact us today about becoming a residents’ County Councillor!

Your 2017 Residents Candidates

Here are the candidates we’ve announced so far for the 2017 local Essex County Council elections:

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Who are Residents for Uttlesford?
Who represents Residents at Essex County Council?
How can a minority group make a difference?
What does an Essex County Councillor do?
Do I get paid for it?
Why should I become a councillor?

Take the next step

Please consider putting your name forward. If you love where you live please join us; we need people with a passionate feeling for the future of our community!

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