FORMER Conservative MP, Teresa Gorman has given her backing to the UKIP campaign in Thurrock.
Orsett resident,Mrs Gorman, 81, was the Conservative MP for Billericay from 1987 to 2001.
Mrs Gorman was one of the Maastricht Rebels, who nearly brought John Major’s government down over the Treaty of Maastricht.
Mrs Gorman is one of the signatories for the Orsett candidate for the local elections, Steven Mason.
Speaking to YT, Thurrock UKIP leader, Clive Broad said: “Mrs Gorman has been with us for some time. She is fed up with the present situation and wants to see change.”