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David Finch 

Leader of Essex County Council


Reassurance in a time of crisis

I had to pop into Chelmsford late yesterday afternoon on an errand.

In the pedestrianised High Street just by Lloyd’s Bank, two police response cars were parked and just by them, two uniformed police officers were chatting.

Amid the world’s political leaders quite rightly and properly condemning last night’s atrocious bombing in Manchester, the comments of one Mancunian stood out.

Not the words of the Leader of the Council, the Chief Constable or the Mayor of the City.

But the thoughts of a taxi driver.

New Cabinet will “deliver lean, efficient and effective public services”

This week I had the pleasure of unveiling my new Cabinet at the first Full Council meeting since the May 4th poll, when 75 councillors, including 29 new members, were elected to represent the people of Essex.