ECC Candidate for Harlow West
Daniella works in our local hospital as a Registered Nurse as well as a Trade Union Representative for Unison. She has worked in our local hospital, Princess Alexandra in Harlow for 20 years. Daniella enjoys both her roles and strives for people to be treated fairly.
The health service is her passion and would like to contribute towards changes in the health care service. Daniella’s unique experiences provides the knowledge and experience to deliver this in her local community.
“I would like to speak and listen to residents’ concerns and work with them to enable me to become their voice at County Hall. My trade union background will give me the boldness to support my community I live in effectively.
“This pandemic is changing our way of working and movement in our community, but with my background I will do my best to ensure that funding is never lacking, and we keep our NHS. Nurses do not do the job because of the money – we do it because we passionate about looking after our patients. This feeling is shared with my passion for representing Harlow West residents in Essex County Council.”
ECC Candidate for Harlow West
Chris is a former secondary school teacher who now works for a local charity that helps homeless people. He has been the district councillor for Little Parndon and Hare Street since 2018.
“I am delighted to be standing in these elections and look forward to speaking to as many residents as possible in the coming months, albeit probably not in the usual way. For me, the most important thing any elected official, at any level, can do is listen to residents and help solve the issues they face.
“It has been a real honour to be a Harlow district councillor, working with communities and for communities: Communities who have really come together during this terrible time. However, it can also be very frustrating, particularly when you talk to residents about an issue which is outside your control. As a County Councillor I will ensure your voice is heard in county hall on issues such as highways and the dreaded potholes. For too long Harlow’s roads and footpaths have been neglected!”
ECC Candidate for Harlow North
Laura McAlpine was the Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Harlow and the Villages and fought the General Election in 2019. Laura is passionate about ensuring the Conservative-controlled Essex County Council are held to account.
Essex County Council are intending to cut library services in Harlow. If elected, Laura will demand that all our libraries remain open and she will fight for future-proof funding the County Council needs to deliver to fully meet their statutory obligations to ensure we have a modern, fit for purpose, library service with qualified, professional staff in all our libraries.
Laura pledges to continue to fight for our bus services. She believes that Harlow is served by an overpriced, unreliable bus service. Laura will demand that ECC reinstates the bus services and routes that they have axed, and she will fight for affordable fares and a town-wide regular sustainable bus service that we all deserve.
Laura McAlpine says:
“I have one priority: Harlow. To me, Harlow means its people, its businesses, and its resources and infrastructure, and my priority is whatever is best for the town. Conservative-controlled Essex County Council has inflicted aggressive cuts to our services – we need county councillors who will champion our town.
“ECC have wasted millions of pounds and caused years of unnecessary congestion on Edinburgh Way. We are now seeing the same mistakes repeated on Gilden Way. I will prioritise maintaining Harlow’s landscape architecture, its green spaces and environment. I will continue to fight against aggressive school cuts, and I will work my hardest to prevent the ongoing cruel cuts to our emergency services. When the time comes, I am hoping your vote can help me be the voice that Harlow North deserves.”
ECC Candidate for Harlow South East
Mark was a secondary school teacher for thirty years until December of 2020. He has been a District Councillor for five years and Leader of Harlow Council for three. Mark is keen to listen to the residents of Harlow and fight their corner in Chelmsford.
“I am proud that under my leadership Harlow Council has started to deliver on truly affordable housing, purchasing houses on the open market to rent as Council houses and developing plans to build hundreds of new Council houses in the future.
“As a councillor, I always listen to local residents and like them I was outraged to hear of Essex County Council’s plans to close four out of five libraries in Essex. That is why I took an active part in supporting “Save Our Libraries Essex” and that is also why I will continue to pressure Essex to keep our Libraries open, properly staffed and well resourced.
“It is a constant frustration to me that Harlow only gets to keep 15p in every £1 of Council tax we collect; it’s time Essex County Council started to deliver with the huge sums they take. Our roads, our pavements and our cycle tracks are the responsibility of Essex County Council and they have been neglected for far too long, it is time Harlow had a loud and effective voice on the County Council to put this right.”