Essex

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‘Despair and anger’: minority groups in Reform seats adjust to life after its election success
Some Muslim and LGBTQ+ constituents say they would feel uneasy approaching their new MPs including Nigel Farage

Neha Gohil Community affairs correspondent

19, Jul, 2024 @5:00 AM

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Holly Willoughby: man jailed for life over kidnap, rape and murder plot
Gavin Plumb, 37, who planned to kill presenter during ‘home invasion’, sentenced to 16-year minimum term

Jamie Grierson

12, Jul, 2024 @12:00 PM

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Will Nigel Farage behave in Commons after record as a ‘ranting’ MEP?
Reform leader made reputation in 2010 speech calling former Belgian PM Herman Van Rompuy a ‘damp rag’

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

11, Jul, 2024 @5:00 AM

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Labour candidate defeated by Farage reveals safety fears during campaign
Jovan Owusu-Nepaul tells of vitriol from Reform supporters and says he was concerned for safety of those around him

Ben Quinn

07, Jul, 2024 @11:55 AM

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Nigel Farage elected Clacton MP as Reform UK wins four seats
Party leader to join its chair, Richard Tice, former Tory Lee Anderson and former Southampton FC chair Rupert Lowe in Commons

Ben Quinn

05, Jul, 2024 @4:18 AM

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Here’s how bad it is for Sunak: I went to the most Tory seat in Britain – and the word on people’s lips was Reform | Owen Jones
On Canvey Island in Essex, I found hard-up, demoralised voters taking refuge in rightwing half-truths, says Guardian columnist Owen Jones

Owen Jones

02, Jul, 2024 @9:00 AM

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Hunger strikes and suicide attempts as asylum seekers claim Essex site is ‘like prison’
Helen Bamber Foundation report finds ‘growing feelings of desperation’ among camp’s 600 residents

Lizzie Dearden

30, Jun, 2024 @7:00 AM

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Nigel Farage ‘has questions to answer’ over Reform racism, says Rishi Sunak
Essex police say they are ‘urgently assessing’ racist and homophobic remarks made by party’s volunteers

Rowena Mason and Kiran Stacey

28, Jun, 2024 @2:06 PM

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Reform UK activist filmed making racist comments about Rishi Sunak
Andrew Parker, who is canvassing in Clacton, also described Islam as ‘a cult’ and suggested asylum seekers should be shot

Peter Walker Senior political correspondent

27, Jun, 2024 @7:04 PM

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Labour ‘not putting up a fight’ against Farage in Clacton
Labour officials said to be upset that Jovan Owusu-Nepaul was gaining traction for viral social media posts

Aletha Adu Political correspondent

26, Jun, 2024 @6:45 PM

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‘It opens eyes’: How one UK school has welcomed and learned from refugees
Staff at Essex primary describe struggle to secure support and the difference a charity’s specialist training made

Rachel Hall

23, Jun, 2024 @2:00 PM

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‘He’s for English people’: Farage’s populist pitch gains traction in Clacton
The Reform UK leader appears to be capitalising on widespread alienation from mainstream politics in the Essex town with a heavily anti-immigration campaign

Esther Addley

21, Jun, 2024 @10:14 AM

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