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Janet Phillips

Janet Phillips was the Labour Party candidate in Thorpe in the Southend-on-Sea local election. Our volunteers have been adding information on Janet Phillips - here's everything we know so far!

Contact information

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Party manifesto

Janet Phillips was the Labour Party candidate. Find out more about their policies in the Labour Party manifesto.

Statement to voters

Janet has worked as a university and college lecturer and is a Trustee of Trust Links and very involved in that organisation’s community programmes. She is active in the ‘Save Southend NHS’ campaign, and has also recently been working on the local history of suffragettes in Southend and organising an exhibition on that to engage local schools.

Janet says, “I live near Southchurch Park and the seafront, so I am very aware of the problems with drug-taking and drinking and other anti-social behaviour as well as the littering, fly-tipping and parking issues that are of particular concern here. I shall work hard to address those and want my campaign to be very community-based.

“On a larger scale, I am concerned that the increasing population and changing demographic of Southend combined with existing levels of poverty, lack of social housing and a significant number of weak secondary schools could impact on Southend’s development and economic growth. The threat to easy access of crucial health facilities also places other services, particularly adult social care, in a situation of increased demand with limited resources.

“Like many local residents, I am very worried by the cuts to policing and the rise in not only unchecked anti-social behaviour but also really violent crime in the town. The Tories have consistently failed to address those issues successfully, and suggestions to bring back the old ‘Southend Borough Police’ are outdated: much crime is more organised and geographically widespread than it was fifty and more years ago and needs more, not less, co-operation between police forces and integration of resources. It’s time for a Labour-led administration to bring in changes that benefit of the people of Southend. I love this town and if I am elected in May I shall work hard to represent the residents of Thorpe Ward and to make Southend an even better place to live.”

This statement was added by Janet Phillips, their team, or by a Democracy Club volunteer, based on information published by the candidate elsewhere.

Previous elections

This candidate has previously stood for election in:

  • 2019: The Southend-on-Sea local election, as the Labour Party candidate for the Thorpe
  • 2018: The Southend-on-Sea local election, as the Labour Party candidate for the St Laurence

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