Category: Local news

  • Our chance for change

    Our chance for change

    Labour’s Gareth Barrett can beat the Conservatives in Brentwood & Ongar. This year in Brentwood & Ongar, all independent experts (e.g. Tactical Vote and Get voting) agree it’s going to be a straight choice between change with Labour, and the Conservatives. With Labour finishing second in the constituency in the last two general elections and…

  • Dr Gareth Barrett – it’s time for a change

    Dr Gareth Barrett – it’s time for a change

    Gareth’s five missions: With Labour finishing second in the constituency in the last two general elections and the latest polling in Brentwood & Ongar putting the gap between Labour and the Tories at less than 10%, change is possible! Labour’s Gareth Barrett can beat the Conservatives in Brentwood & Ongar. Gareth writes: “Dear Residents, Standing…

  • Labour success in district elections

    Labour success in district elections

    The 2024 Brentwood Borough Council elections saw Labour make a clean sweep in Brentwood South ward, increasing its team there to three councillors and come a good second in Hutton North and Hutton South wards. In Ongar, we also came second in North Weald Bassett ward with an increased vote.

  • ‘A Century of Labour’ with Jon Cruddas

    ‘A Century of Labour’ with Jon Cruddas

    A “critical friend” of Keir Starmer, Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham, told an audience at the Brentwood Theatre that a future Labour government faces defeat if it neglects its historic purpose. Mr Cruddas warned:  ”If the next Labour government pursues a technocratic centre-left line we may be overcome by the forces gathering.” Jon…

  • Brentwood & Ongar is between Labour and the Conservatives

    Brentwood & Ongar is between Labour and the Conservatives

    Polling of 14,000 voters by YouGov, reported today in the Daily Telegraph, shows the battle for Brentwood and Ongar is between Labour and the Conservatives. Tactical voters over the years, hoping to replace the Conservatives, have been led to believe that the Liberal Democrats hold second place, which in turn has lead to Brentwood Borough…

  • On your side on planning

    On your side on planning

    After successfully working with residents to oppose the inappropiate development in Ewing House Car Park, King Edwards Road (pictured above), Brentwood Labour councillors continue to make sure that residents know about proposed developments in their area, and that their views are both heard and seriously considered when local planning applications are decided. Councillor Gareth Barrett:…

  • Immediate actions on climate challenge for Brentwood

    Immediate actions on climate challenge for Brentwood

    Following the Council’s declaration of a Climate Emergency, a specialist working group, chaired by Brentwood South Councillor Dr Tim Barrett, has identified early actions that will get Brentwood Borough Council more than halfway towards its 2030 Net Zero ambition. The majority of these measures are either cost-neutral or revenue-generating for example adding solar panels and…

  • New Brentwood South team member: Elizabeth Jerrard

    New Brentwood South team member: Elizabeth Jerrard

    With the redrawing of ward boundaries, Liz Jerrard has been chosen as the third member of the Brentwood South Labour team, alongside Gareth Barrett and Tim Barret. She knows the ward well having been part of the team that has seen Labour win the last two elections in Brentwood South, with substantial majorities over the…