On Friday 28th February, Sir David Amess, MP for Southend West attended the first meeting of the Southend City Status Committee at Iveagh Hall. Sir David was joined by local representatives from business, sport, music and education as well as local Councillors, to begin organising Southend’s bid.
Sir David has championed Southend city status throughout his time in Parliament and has raised the issue in the House of Commons multiple times. City status comes at no cost to the public purse but provides a range of new opportunities and benefits for the local community, including attracting future investment.
After the meeting Sir David said, “I am absolutely determined that Southend will receive the city status that it deserves. I would like to thank everyone who came to the meeting today and I look forward to launching our bid in the near future”.
If you would like to get involved in Southend’s bid to become a city, please email firstname.lastname@example.org