New Deputy Leader for Basildon Conservatives

Basildon Conservatives are pleased to announce Cllr Anthony Hedley has tonight been elected Deputy Leader of the Conservative Group. 

 

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Cllr Anthony Hedley (Con, Billericay West) has tonight been elected Deputy Leader of Basildon Conservatives at a special meeting of the Basildon Borough Council Conservative Group held over Zoom.

 

"Tony brings with him a wealth of experience at varying levels of local government, as well as experience gained in the private sector." ~ Cllr Andrew Baggott

 

Tony has been a Basildon councillor since 2001, representing Billericay West Ward, and is a former cabinet member and committee chairman. He is currently Conservative Spokesman for Regeneration and also sits on Essex County Council and chaired the Essex Fire Authority for many years.

 

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Cllr Andrew Baggott, Leader of Basildon Conservatives, said: "Tony brings with him a wealth of experience at varying levels of local government, as well as experience gained in the private sector. Tony is well respected and has been assiduous in all of his roles. I look forward to working with him to regain control of the failing Basildon Council."

 

Tony said: "I am very honoured by the faith the Group have placed in me and I look forward to supporting Andy and our councillors and activists in taking back control of Basildon Council and giving the residents a council they deserve. It will be our job over the next few months to show there is an alternative path for Basildon. My focus will be on highlighting the misplaced priorities and naval-gazing of the Labour and Independents Administration at a time when we should be stretching every sinew to take care of the bread and butter issues that our residents rely on."

 

"I am very honoured by the faith the Group have placed in me and I look forward to supporting Andy and our councillors and activists in taking back control of Basildon Council and giving the residents a council they deserve." ~ Cllr Anthony Hedley