Jo Bates has been announced as the Green Party candidate for the Southchurch by-election.
Following the resignation of the Conservative councillor Alex Bright, a by-election has been called for Southchurch Ward, to be held on 3rd March 2022 - ahead of the scheduled May elections.
Jo is a former Southend A&E Nurse who now works as a Community Health Worker.
She is most known for forming and organising the Southend Homeless Street Hub, a community Soup Kitchen and Homeless support group helping the vulnerable street community of Southend.
Jo is passionate about helping the homeless and is largely involved in the various homeless support and rehabilitation groups across the borough.
Jo also stood as our representative in Thorpe in 2016 and 2019, and has been our candidate for Southchurch since 2020.