Election results - UK Parliamentary Election, Thursday, 12 December 2019, for the election of Members of Parliament for the South Basildon and East Thurrock Constituency and the Basildon and Billericay Constituency.
Basildon councillors have sent out what Council Leader Gavin Callaghan called: "A clear, strong and decisive message to the Government - Basildon Council will not accept a congestion charge, so think again."
Basildon councillors are to be asked to authorise an exploration of options for broadening the scope of the council's powers - the start of a journey that could see the district authority take on unitary status.
Basildon Council Leader Gavin Callaghan is to ask councillors to commission a new study into whether the council could get a better deal that would still see a 4-star hotel built by Basildon golf course.
Social isolation and vulnerable groups are top of the agenda as the newly elected Mayor of Basildon, Councillor David Burton-Sampson, announces the good causes set to benefit from a year of fundraising.