ABOUT THORPE WARD
Thorpe is one of seventeen wards in the borough of Southend-On-Sea.
Thorpe ward has a population of over 9,000 residents, out of a total population of over 170,000 in Southend.
The borders of the ward are Victoria Road, Eastern Esplanade, Maplin Way North, Station Road and Woodgrange Drive, so anyone who lives within this area will be voting for candidates standing in this ward.
Each ward has three Councillors, however, only one seat is up for election at a time.
Currently all seats are held by Independent Councillors.
Turnout for the local elections in 2019 was only around 30%. One of the goals of the next election campaign is to increase the turnout.