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Southend Labour announce new leader.

Councillor Stephen George.

Labour in Southend deny a change of leadership is a hard left takeover.

Labour Councillors in Southend have dismissed recent suggestions that its change of leadership amounts to a factional takeover.  

New leader, Cllr Stephen George told reporters; "The Labour Party is historically a broad church". 

He went on to say there are no plans to change the aims and policies and that a final document confirming the continuance of the coalition will be ready by the end of the week.  

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