Last week saw the annual general meeting of the Central branch. This clashed to some extent with the Holocaust Day Memorial Service, and so I missed the first half of the meeting.
Central branch covers four wards in Southend-on-Sea: Kursaal, Milton, Victoria, St Luke's.
This branch therefore has seven councillors, yet I think it should have all twelve. Certainly that is what we are working towards.
Whilst there is talk of a reorganisation in the Rochford and Southend East Labour Party, until (and if) such time as the branch changes we continue with the set-up as is, and elect officers to run it. The discussion that was had on reorganisation was inconclusive, which suggests that the status quo is likely to maintain for the time being anyway.
Elected at the meeting -
Chair Ian Gilbert
Vice chair campaigns Anna Ingram
Vice chair membership Mike Smith
Secretary Martin Berry
Treasurer Victoria Gary Farrer
Treasurer Milton Mac Felton