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 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.

1. Westminster parties are failing Uttlesford residents

Westminster parties are failing Uttlesford residents

The Conservative Party has led Uttlesford District Council for more than a decade. They have become stale and have run out of ideas, have wasted £millions of our tax money, and are failing residents on important issues such as planning, finance, schools, roads, local jobs, housing,  libraries, pollution, crime and much more. It is time for a change to a party that is in touch with residents.


2. Many Conservative candidates are not resident in the wards they want to represent

Local representation and the Uttlesford Conservatives

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

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. They are standing many token candidates are only there to allow them to retain control of UDC. That is not what local representation should be. In the following communities 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
3. Uttlesford Conservatives knowingly peddle Fake News to mislead voters

Uttlesford Conservatives and Fake News


If companies made the kind of false statements many Westminster politicians make they’d end up fined for false advertising. But politicians seem to get away with it.

At Residents for Uttlesford we back our statements with evidence and have a ‘positivity in politics pledge’. Not so the Uttlesford Conservatives. They continue to make a series of false statements which they know to be untrue, but repeat them even after being forced to publicly retract them. These are some of the reasons people why people mistrust Westminster parties.

For example:

  • Conservatives claim in their election leaflets “Saffron Walden Town Council had over £800,000 in reserves when R4U took over leadership in 2015.This is untrue Fake News. The Town Council’s free reserves were only £58,000, against a recommended figure of £500,000. The departing Conservative administration had overspent the budget, raided reserves, and left a £1m financial hole. In November 2018 the Conservatives were forced to apologise for their ‘wonky maths’ and retract their numbers, yet they still use them in the leaflets.
  • Conservatives claim in their election leaflets “It was not necessary for R4U to raise the Town’s precept by 25%.Again this is Fake News. The incoming R4U leadership at Saffron Walden Town Council inherited a £1m financial hole left by Tory mismanagement, crumbling buildings that needed emergency repair, and a budget that was spending more than it was getting in. With cross-party support at the Town Council R4U implemented a 5-year financial plan to fix the finances, and did so in under 4 years. The truth of the matter is that the Saffron Walden Town Council precept has only increased by around 65p a week for the typical council tax bill since R4U has been leading the council. This year the increases was half that of either the Tory lead district or county councils.
  • And elsewhere in their leaflets they make more misleading claims on schools, pollution, policing, traffic, potholes and planning.

Visit our Fake News Fact Checker for the Uttlesford Conservatives to find out the truth behind what they say.

4. Switch to RESIDENT for better local results

Switch to RESIDENT for better local results everywhere in Uttlesford

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

The following page contains results for the 7th May 2015 Uttlesford District Council local elections.

Seats Won by Party

  • Conservative: 23 (-26%, -8 seats)
  • Residents for Uttlesford: 9 (+125%, +5 seats)
  • Liberal Democrat: 6
  • Independent: 1

Ward Results Map by Party

Note: Stripes denote multi-seat wards where several parties have each won seats.

Ward Results by Candidate

Details of each ward can be found on the ward page.

Uttlesford District WardCandidate Votes
AshdonRolfe, Howard (Cons) *Elected 575
Starr, Dan (R4U) 533
Tyler, Barry (UKIP) 125
Ashdon Total 1,233
Broad Oak & the HallingburysAllum, David (UKIP) 586
Artus, Keith (Cons) *Elected 1,136
Brown, Amanda (R4U) 228
Dyer, Mike (LibDem) 223
McCarthy, Bill (Lab) 273
Tait, Susan (R4U) 132
Wells, Lesley (Cons) *Elected 1,056
Broad Oak & the Hallingburys Total 3,634
ClaveringDunn, Samantha (LibDem) 126
Oliver, Edward (Cons) *Elected 871
Storah, Alan (R4U) 417
Clavering Total 1,414
Debden & WimbishGrogan, Janet (Lab) 111
Knight, Tina (Cons) *Elected 631
Luck, Stewart (R4U) 338
O'Brien, Patrick (LibDem) 103
Debden & Wimbish Total 1,183
Elsenham & HenhamAdams, Lillian (Lab) 102
Gleeson, Rory (LibDem) *Elected 912
Goodwin, Anthony (Cons) 455
Hilary Todd (Lab) 110
Hithersay, Liam (Cons) 444
Lees, Petrina (Ind) 590
Parr, Elizabeth (LibDem) *Elected 1,009
Elsenham & Henham Total 3,622
Felsted & StebbingBarbier, Humphrey (Lab) 218
Felton, Marie (Cons) *Elected 1,061
Jackson, Grace (R4U) 95
Jackson, Tom (R4U) 76
McNicoll, Anna (UKIP) 415
Mills, Alan (Cons) *Elected 1,007
Silcock, Richard (Ind) 667
Sowter, David (Lab) 191
Stannard, Alan (UKIP) 247
Thawley, Alan (LibDem) 311
Felsted & Stebbing Total 4,288
Flitch Green & Little DunmowHarris, Stephanie (Cons) *Elected 727
Mustafa, Winnie (R4U) 243
Richards, Fran (LibDem) 66
Zanganah, Yad (Lab) 112
Flitch Green & Little Dunmow Total 1,148
Great Dunmow NorthArmstrong, Alex (R4U) 795
Davey, John (Cons) *Elected 876
Davies, Paul (Cons) *Elected 856
Gilbert, Susan (R4U) 673
Glennie, Coral (Lab) 249
Morgan, David (LibDem) 182
Great Dunmow North Total 3,631
Great Dunmow South & BarnstonBarker, Graham (Cons) *Elected 1,412
Brown, Ian (R4U) 1,066
Caton, Maureen (LibDem) 344
Darcy, Gerard (Lab) 379
Hicks, Eric (Cons) *Elected 1,364
Mackman, Keith (R4U) 1,019
Milovanovic, Milan (R4U) 814
Ranger, Vic (Cons) *Elected 1,273
Sargeant, Duncan (Lab) 319
Great Dunmow South & Barnston Total 7,990
Hatfield HeathFlack, Tom (Cons) 571
Lemon, Mark (Ind) *Elected 599
Richards, Juliet (LibDem) 67
Hatfield Heath Total 1,237
High Easter & the RodingsBarker, Susan (Cons) *Elected 974
Evans, Iris (LibDem) 135
Lloyd, Sandra (R4U) 205
High Easter & the Rodings Total 1,314
Littlebury, Chesterford & Wenden LoftsChambers, Robert (Cons) *Elected 984
Francis, Joanna (Ind) 564
Hawke-Smith, Patrick (R4U) 499
Irons, Belinda (R4U) 524
Leighton, Philip (Lab) 295
Menell, Jan (Ind) 850
Redfern, Julie (Cons) *Elected 1,020
Littlebury, Chesterford & Wenden Lofts Total 4,736
NewportDyer, Marion (LibDem) 285
Hargreaves, Neil (R4U) *Elected 1,004
Moran, John (Cons) 601
Parry, Joanna (R4U) *Elected 1,028
Rose, Jeremy (Cons) 624
Newport Total 3,542
Saffron Walden AudleyEvans, John (Lab) 204
Hibbs, Mike (LibDem) 692
Light, Barbara (R4U) *Elected 815
Morris, Sharon (R4U) *Elected 880
O'Brien, Dave (Lab) 137
Perry, Doug (Cons) 657
Sawtell,Mary (Green) 179
Shibata, Hilary (LibDem) 290
Walters, Alastair (Cons) 651
Saffron Walden Audley Total 4,505
Saffron Walden CastleAsker, Heather (R4U) *Elected 914
Coote, Arthur (Lab) 305
Eastham, Bob (Cons) 617
Freeman, Richard (R4U) *Elected 735
Hughes, Barbara (LibDem) 233
Law, Stephanie (UKIP) 188
Sadler, David (Cons) 559
Trimnell, Simon (Lab) 268
Saffron Walden Castle Total 3,819
Saffron Walden ShireAnjum, Aisha (R4U) *Elected 1,329
Balliger, Ben (Cons) 1,010
Boland, Patrick (Ind) 240
Eden, Sandra (Cons) 1,064
Fairhurst, Paul G (R4U) *Elected 1,346
Lodge, John (R4U) *Elected 1,624
Morton, Yvonne (Lab) 505
Nelson, Michael (Cons) 978
Roberts, Trilby (Green) 474
Sault, Sonia (LibDem) 453
Williamson, Adrian (Lab) 353
Saffron Walden Shire Total 9,376
Stansted NorthClarke, Mike (Cons) 761
Davies, Ian (Lab) 310
Dean, Alan (LibDem) *Elected 1,377
Salmon, John (Cons) 998
Sell, Geoffrey (LibDem) *Elected 1,011
Stansted North Total 4,457
Stansted South & BirchangerCaton, Melvin (LibDem) 697
Farthing, Terry (Cons) *Elected 828
Flawn, Lori (LibDem) 500
Gerard, Anthony (R4U) 198
Goddard, Thom (Cons) *Elected 756
Parry, David (R4U) 168
Stannard, Karmel (Green) 154
Wadham, John (Lab) 265
Stansted South & Birchanger Total 3,566
Stort ValleyBeeching, Alexis (Cons) 551
Loughlin, Janice (LibDem) *Elected 639
Stort Valley Total 1,190
TakeleyBagnall, Geoff (Ind) 325
Brandon, Terry (Lab) 46
Coker, Sharron (UKIP) 770
Emsden, Peter (R4U) 599
Gordon, Jim (Cons) *Elected 1,195
Jones, Derek (Cons) *Elected 1,384
Kimber, Paul (LibDem) 380
Ryles, Howard (Cons) *Elected 867
Sullivan, Natalie (R4U) 857
Takeley Total 6,423
Thaxted & the EastonsFoley, Martin (LibDem) *Elected 1,198
Freeman, John (Cons) *Elected 1,182
Menuhin, Aaron (Cons) 913
Pretty, Judith (Lab) 231
Spencer, Jon (Lab) 157
Wattebot, Antoinette (LibDem) 827
Thaxted & the Eastons Total 4,508
The SampfordsAnjum, Sarfraz (R4U) 274
Donovan, Peter (Lab) 124
Howell, Simon (Cons) *Elected 814
Hudson, John (LibDem) 100
The Sampfords Total 1,312
Grand Total 78,128