About Us

What is a Constituency Labour Party (CLP)?

A Constituency Labour Party (CLP) is an organisation of members of the British Labour Party who live in a particular UK parliamentary constituency in England, Scotland and Wales. We serve the Rayleigh and Wickford constituency.

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Meet the team

Chair – David Flack

david-flackDavid has lived in Hullbridge for over 40 years and was for many years a councillor in the Parish, Rochford District Council and Essex County Council. In these roles, he secured a number of key local improvement projects, including flood and erosion prevention works, the creation of Kendall Park and the neighbouring bus terminus.

A retired headteacher, psychologist and physicist, David brings his years of experience to the CLP in continuing his efforts to strive for changes across the constituency that will benefit all.

As Chair, David is responsible for fostering the overarching strategies and vision of the CLP as well as making sure that the management committee functions properly.

Get in touch with David at d.flack@rayleighwickfordlabour.org.uk

Vice Chair – Sam Reed

sam_reedSam has lived in Rayleigh for 7 years and her dad, grandparents and great grandparents were from Rayleigh. She works at a local authority ensuring vulnerable residents’ needs are met by arranging the installation of aids and adaptations.

Sam has a child who attends one of the local schools and is a passionate supporter of a public NHS. She arranged a petition in the run up to the 2015 general election where signatures were handed to the local MP candidates and was covered in the local press. Sam is also a member of Keep Our NHS Public.

A Steward for Unison, Sam works to ensure workers’ rights are protected and fights against austerity cuts to public services. She joined the Labour Party in 2015 to oppose austerity politics both locally and nationally and give a voice to those marginalised by these unnecessary measures. As Vice Chair, Sam is deputy for the Chair in ensuring the strategies and vision of the CLP and the management committee functions properly.

Get in touch with Sam at s.reed@rayleighwickfordlabour.org.uk

Secretary – Mark Daniels

Mark DanielsBorn in Rochford in the early 1970’s, Mark has grown up and lived in the surrounding area his entire life. His career as a train driver spans over 25 years and he also serves as a Trustee, East of England Secretary for the ASLEF union.

Sitting on the National Committee for the Labour Representation Committee (LRC), Mark brings into politics a passion for giving a voice to the people in his community. He strives to work with every resident to make this part of Essex an even better place to live.

As Secretary, Mark is responsible for supporting the Chair to ensure the smooth functioning of the CLP through organising and minuting meetings as well as other administration work.

Get in touch with Mark at m.daniels@rayleighwickfordlabour.org.uk

Treasurer – Myra Weir

myra-weirMyra has a wealth of experience as both a Parish councillor and former school governor.  She is active in the local community, running the Rochford Day Centre and chairs the Old Peoples Welfare Committe for Rochford and District.

Myra is vocal in opposition to the closure of many local resources including children’s centres, police stations and colleges.

As Treasurer, Myra is responsible for all aspects of the financial management of the CLP including budgeting, bookkeeping and reporting to CLP meetings.

Digital Media Secretary – Neil Martin

neil-martinCurrently working as an Mac systems administrator in the higher education sector with a background in IT training and sound engineering, Neil has lived in Rayleigh for 8 years. He recently joined the Labour Party for both local and national reasons; to contribute to his local community and to stand up against the current government’s austerity policies which have had an unfair, negative effect on many people from all walks of life, especially the most vulnerable.

As Digital Media Secretary, Neil manages the CLP’s website (you’re looking at it now!), Twitter feed and Facebook page. He is also responsible for servicing the day to day IT needs of the CLP and its management committee.

Get in touch with Neil at n.martin@rayleighwickfordlabour.org.uk

About the Rayleigh and Wickford Constituency

RayleighWickford2007Constituency-2The Rayleigh and Wickford UK Parliament constituency was created in 2010 by Mark Francois, Conservative MP, resulting in the abolition of the previous Rayleigh seat in Parliament.

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It encompasses the following wards from the Basildon and Rochford districts:

  • Downhall and Rawreth
  • Hawkwell East
  • Hawkwell West
  • Hockley
  • Hockley and Ashingdon
  • Hullbridge
  • Lodge
  • Roche North and Rural
  • Sweyne Park and Grange
  • Trinity
  • Wheatley
  • Wickford Castledon
  • Wickford North
  • Wickford Park

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