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Improving Southend High Street is so important to our town

Southend high street has been the physical heart of the Southend community since 1885.  To residents, visitors and workers it is far more than just a high street; it is a crucial place of community, exchange and expression – and will always remain so.

"Why I am backing Boris Johnson"

James Duddridge, the Member of Parliament for Rochford and Southend East, has released the following statement after attending Boris Johnson's official leadership campaign launch on Wednesday. 

James, who publicly joined the campaign to #BackBoris last week, said:

James Duddridge MP backs Boris Johnson to be next Prime Minister

James Duddridge, the Member of Parliament for Rochford and Southend East, has announced he is supporting Boris Johnson to be the next Prime Minister.

After much careful consideration, James, a strong Brexit supporter, declared his backing for the former London Mayor on Monday. 

Who should be the next Prime Minister?

Updated Monday 3rd June: Thank you to everybody who took part, this survey is now closed. 

James Duddridge, the Member of Parliament for Rochford and Southend East, is asking residents to complete his online survey about who should be the next Prime Minister.

Catching the "running bug"...

Regular readers of my column will know I recently completed the London Marathon and if you have taken part yourself, you’ll understand what I mean when I say I’ve caught the “running bug”.