2018 Headlines

Crime in Basildon

It is fair to say, after speaking to thousands of local Basildon residents, we have found one of the communities number one issues is crime. We have seen The Conservative Party cut police numbers by almost 20,000 and decimate policing budget. We at Basildon Labour believe in common sense politics Read more…

Local Elections

Tory cuts hit police in Pitsea

Essex Police need to make £63 million of cuts imposed by the Tory Government and as predicted the axe is going to be falling in Pitsea with the closure of the local police station; which will no longer be used for either front-counter or backroom staff operations. Pitsea police station however is part of the community and residents do not want it to disappear. Police stations are however a symbol of the law, a very real permanent reminder of the rules that govern our country. Officers on the beat are a transient presence whilst police stations are constant. Police stations themselves are not impractical.  They help in giving the sense of security that residents so need. (more…)