Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) is fielding candidates in both Uttlesford District Council by-elections on 6th May for the Newport and Sampfords wards.
R4U’s Neil Hargreaves continued “Judy Emanuel is an accomplished Newport Parish Councillor and we work well as a team. Her career spans start-ups, recruiting companies and a large IT consultancy. She’s been part of the driving force behind the Newport Quendon & Rickling Neighbourhood Plan and been successful at appeals stopping major unsustainable development in the ward. She’s highly active in the ward, where she lives with her family.”
R4U’s Martin Foley concluded “Two years ago residents elected R4U to lead UDC as the party of positive change – and we have delivered. The inherited £multi-million financial hole has been fixed, the previous administration’s failed Local Plan is back on track, and we’re fighting at appeal to prevent an unsustainable airport expansion. New income is delivering sports facilities, a £1m climate change programme, and a £1m Covid High Street and local economy recovery programme. But there is much more to do. Electing Residents for Uttlesford’s Judy Emanuel and Uli Gerhard to UDC will give ward residents the best local representation possible and help us make more positive changes at UDC.”
Essex County Council - Your Residents CandidatesThere are 4 county divisions in Uttlesford. Here are our candidates.
District Council and Town Council By-Elections - Your Residents CandidatesThere are by-elections in Newport, the Sampfords and Saffron Walden wards.
About Residents for Uttlesford
Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) is the local independent party of north-west Essex towns and villages. Formed in 2014 by a number of residents’ groups, the party believes that on local issues residents should decide, not Westminster parties.
R4U leads Uttlesford District Council (UDC). It is the fastest growing local political movement in its district. In its first election in 2015 it became the second party at UDC. In 2017 it solidified its position with a further by-election gain with 60% of the vote. In the May 2019 Local Elections R4U gained majority control of UDC winning two-thirds of the seats. The result delivered the biggest loss of seats by any UK Conservative controlled council in the UK.
R4U’s success has been based on the desire to give local people a voice and implement long range strategic and sustainable plans for their area.
R4U also leads Saffron Walden Town Council, where under its stewardship the council has rebuilt finances, invested in community assets, and won multiple awards, including the best run council in Essex. It is a minority party on Great Dunmow Town Council.
Residents for Uttlesford can be found on the web at www.residents4u.org.