4th May Local Elections: Vote Residents not Politicians

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 national political parties and their career politicians telling us what to do locally, or should we decide for ourselves? In 2013 many Uttlesford residents wanted a change 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 –  we are the second party on Uttlesford District Council. In 2017 we’d like to see councillors in more Essex county divisions in Uttlesford that only answer to one boss, residents.

R4U has the trust of local voters. In the Elsenham & Henham ward district by-election in February R4U won more votes than all the national parties combined.


Votes cast in Elsenham & Henham District By-Election (February 2017)

As well as the Essex County Council elections on 4th May, the Newport District Ward of Newport, Quendon, Rickling and Widdington is also having a by-election on the same day.

Your 2017 Residents Candidates: Essex County Council

Here are our candidates for the 4th May 2017 local Essex County Council elections. Click on them to find out more:

Your 2017 Residents Candidate: Uttlesford Newport Ward

Anthony Gerard is our candidate for the 4th May 2017 Uttlesford Newport by-election.

Find out about becoming a councillor

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!

For more information please email us at election@residents4u.org.