On Wednesday 7 April, Sir David Amess, MP for Southend West, supported Conservative candidates in the local elections ahead of 6 May by canvassing in Old Leigh, Westborough and St Laurence. In Westborough, Sir David was joined by Rochford and Southend East MP James Duddridge and the two Conservative candidates Tamkeen Shaikh and Colin Campbell.
Commenting Sir David said, “It was great to be out canvassing in Old Leigh, Westborough and St Laurence for our wonderful candidates. The local residents were engaging and it was very useful hearing about their concerns first-hand. I wish the Conservative candidates the best of luck come the 6th of May”.
Sir David spoke to residents in Old Leigh about antisocial behaviour and visited the Belvedere. The graffiti and litter at the Belvedere are a disgrace and residents have rightly complained about gatherings and the broken glass and syringe needles. This fiasco has been going on for two years now and we need to know who is responsible for maintaining this area, how much money has been spent on it all, what consultation has taken place with local residents and what action is being done to police the area.