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James Moyies – big on anger, short on answers


james moyies leaflet

On Monday I took a look at (and disassembled) the leaflet of the Tory candidate for Victoria. But I am standing for election in the east of the borough, in the ward of West Shoebury.

West Shoebury is interesting, as far as the local elections in Southend go, as it is the only seat where UKIP stand any chance of breaking through. James Moyies has been putting considerable time and effort to winning a council seat, and after coming up 3% shy in 2012, he clearly fancies his chances against incumbent Tony Cox this year.

What Mr Moyies is actually offering, though, is a bit of a confusing story.

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A note on floods, and flood defences


shoebury common sea defences

I don’t know if you noticed, but it’s been a little wet lately.

This hasn’t exactly been a barrel of laughs anywhere across the country, and certainly Southend has gotten off better than most — so far. But we still have a fair amount of water lingering on our doorstep in the form of the Thames Estuary. And it’s not likely to be going away any time soon.

Read on…