UKIP/Labour coalition in Basildon

UKIP/Labour coalition in Basildon
Thursday 25th May 2017 will see UKIP and Labour join forces in the country’s first UKIP/Labour coalition. UKIP will support the Labour leader, Gavin Callaghan, taking over as Leader of the Council and there is an agreement between the parties that will see them usher in a return to the old committee system and abolish ...

Alderman Geoffrey Buckenham

Alderman Geoffrey Buckenham
I was truly saddened to learn that one of our great Basildon Conservative grandees and Basildon’s first ever alderman, former councillor Geoffrey Buckenham, passed away on the morning of 15th March 2017 following a long illness. Geoff came from a well-respected family of Essex farmers and after attending Brentwood Boys’ School as a boarder went ...