Tory Party select Westminster insider Kemi Badenoch into ‘comfy’ Saffron Walden Commons Seat

The Saffron Walden Conservative Constituency Association has selected Kemi Badenoch as their new candidate to replace Sir Alan Haselhurst in June’s snap general election. Sir Alan Haselhurst had been the Saffron …read more →

R4U exposes evidence vacuum at centre of politically-tarnished Local Plan

Residents for Uttlesford has exposed the extent of missing evidence from the Uttlesford Local Plan and the UDC Cabinet’s attempt to avoid the proper process. R4U’s Chair Cllr John Lodge said …read more →

Residents locked out of Local Plan in local NIMBY-Tory political move, cross-party meetings cancelled, public consultation cut – Press Release

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has expressed significant concerns about political interference in the new Local Plan and that UDC is again failing in its legal obligations. UDC is currently developing …read more →

Local Tories spend party donations on libellous adverts

Here at R4U we understand that local ‘politics’ can sometimes get in the way of getting the job done. We have had a strong record of presenting the facts, based …read more →

Saffron Walden Town Council finds solution to inherited budget deficit that limits tax increase to 49p a week – Press Release

In a joint press release Town Councillors from Residents for Uttlesford, Liberal Democrats and Labour have announced that they have supported a solution that should mend the poor financial state …read more →

Saffron Walden – United front to fix ‘woeful state’ of inherited town finances

The scaffolding currently on the Town Hall in Saffron Walden is only there to stop bits falling on the public as there is no money to properly fix it. Built …read more →

Press Release: R4U request for UDC Leader to retract untrue statement met with refusal

28th July 2015, Uttlesford: “This release is made by John Lodge, Chairman of Residents for Uttlesford (R4U), purely in response to that of the Conservative Party which asserts that R4U …read more →

Dan Starr: George Osborne doesn’t think residents should decide what’s best for Uttlesford

A number of this week’s budget announcements are a full-frontal assault on localism. The much promoted recent localism and devolution agendas have been well and truly shoved to one side …read more →

Saffron Walden Constituency Conservatives

Uttlesford District lies within the Saffron Walden parliamentary constituency. Uttlesford Conservative voters now have another choice for local elections. Whilst Westminster parties have their place on national issues and in parliamentary elections, we at RESIDENTS FOR UTTLESFORD (R4U) believe all politics should be local.

The national parties are in disarray and not listening to residents. We are not a national political party. We are residents that love where they live and want to create a better local future for their children and their children’s children. We want a local government of the residents, by the residents for the residents.

Even if you vote for the Conservative in parliamentary elections, you can vote RESIDENT for local elections.

Westminster parties failing Uttlesford residents

The Conservative Party has led Uttlesford District Council for more than a decade. They have become stale, have run out of ideas and are failing residents on planning, finance, schools, roads, local jobs, housing,  libraries, pollution, crime and much more.

One of the biggest failures is they they have wasted more than £5 million of local taxpayers money developing a flawed Local Plan that was refused by the Planning Inspectorate. A by-product of the failure is that residents have been left a developer-free-for-all where 1,000s of houses are being built all over Uttlesford towns and villages without the required infrastructure.

Local representation and the Uttlesford Conservatives

At Residents For Uttlesford we believe in true local representation – “if you don’t drive over the pothole every day,  how do you know it’s there?”

The Conservatives have become complacent and are taking voters for granted. For the 2019 local elections they haven’t even published a manifesto to tell residents what they propose to do. In the following wards the Conservatives are standing candidates who don’t live there:

  • Ashdon
  • Great Dunmow North
  • Great Dunmow South and Barnston
  • Newport
  • Saffron Walden Audley
  • Saffron Walden Castle
  • Saffron Walden Shire
  • Stansted North
  • Stansted South & Birchanger
  • Stort Valley
  • Takeley

Switch to RESIDENT for better local results

In 2015 Residents For Uttlesford took over leadership of the Saffron Walden Town Council from the Conservatives. Years of mismanagement had left a £1m financial black hole and crumbling assets. In 4 years under Residents leadership the council has been turned around to be multi-award-winning. R4U is currently  the second party at Uttlesford District Council (UDC) and has a goal of taking over leadership of the council on the 2nd May 2019 local elections. Please help us to help all local residents.


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Uttlesford District Wards

The following are the new wards for the 2015 local elections in Uttlesford.

Uttlesford District Election Results

Uttlesford Conservatives & the Saffron Walden Constituency

Uttlesford District lies within the Saffron Walden parliamentary constituency. Uttlesford Conservative voters now have another choice for local elections. Whilst Westminster parties have their place on national issues and in parliamentary …read more →