At a recent selection committee, Rochford & Southend East Conservatives have selected the following candidates for the 2015 Local Government elections:
Rochford District Council
Barling & Sutton - Cllr Mike Steptoe
Foulness & Great Wakering - Cllr Colin Seagers
Rochford - Cllr Keith Gordon
Southend Borough Council
Kursaal - Alex Bright (Former Southend Youth Mayor, who if elected, will be the first person to have served on both Southend Youth Council and Southend Borough Council)
Milton - Cllr Jonathan Garston
Shoeburyness - Roger Hadley
Southchurch - Cllr Ann Holland
St Luke's - James Cottis
Thorpe - Jon Bacon (The owner of Ocean Beach restaurant)
West Shoebury - Cllr Derek Jarvis
Victoria - Denis Garne (Former Southend Labour councillor)
Following the selection, James Duddridge MP commented:
"I am delighted that the local Conservative Association have selected a strong team to fight the 2015 local elections.
We are fortunate that not only are we seeking to return some exceptionally experienced councillors, we also have new candidates joining our local team who will work extremely hard for the local community.
I look forward to joining candidates on the campaign trail to return a Conservative Government and Conservative administrations locally in Rochford and Southend".