Andrew Gordon has been re-selected by local Labour members to stand in Nethermayne at the Borough elections in May, Andrew was first elected in May2011 as one of the youngest councillor in the country and, for his work, he was shortlisted for Councillor of the year award.
Over the last few years, Andrew has been a vocal supporter of the Green Action Group that is fighting against the development at Dry Street, a keen supporter of disability equality being one of the only councillors who attends the South Essex Disability Forum and active in campaigning against part night lighting.
Aside from representing residents of Nethermayne in the council chamber Andrew and dealing with a variety of casework, Andrew also is the areas local authority mental health champion, he works with a number of organisations to try to improve mental health awareness and mental health services. Andrew believes strongly that everyone has a mental health and that the government needs to do more to support people with lived experience of a mental
Outside of Basildon Council Andrew works with the NHS & The Royal College of Psychiatrists on a number of mental health related projects. Andrew is also an active volunteer with the SOS bus and spends most of his Friday and Saturday nights from 9pm – 3am providing basic first aid to people at ‘Bas Vegas’, he also volunteers with Healthwatch Essex and South Essex Partnership NHS Trust.