Ward by Ward: Belhus

Ward by Ward: Belhus

IT DOESN’T seem so long ago that this was a sea of UKIP purple. Back in 2014, UKIP won by 405 votes. Those days are gone as was evidenced by Labour regaining the seat last May. Even the Belhus councillor who was UKIP, then changed to the Thurrock Independents, Graham Hamilton, has gone to try […]

Ward by Ward: West Thurrock and South Stifford

Ward by Ward: West Thurrock and South Stifford

Ward by Ward: West Thurrock and South Stifford AS we wind our way down the coastline as we look at the wards that are being contested in the local elections, we come to the long long corridor that is West Thurrock and South Stifford (WTSS). There was a time, many years ago, when it has […]

Ward by Ward: Grays Riverside

Ward by Ward: Grays Riverside

Cllr Pothecary has been a popular councillor, astute and communicative. She could well be a future leader of the Labour group and indeed, Thurrock Council. Passionate about many causes but Ms Pothecary comes across as someone who wants to take care of business. With a solid deputy, she could go far. Getting a bit ahead of ourselves.

Ward by Ward: Grays Thurrock

Ward by Ward: Grays Thurrock

WE may well start each ward by ward, wondering about the turnout for the local elections in May. With the public seemingly so exasperated with Brexit, many voters may well stay at home come May 2nd.

Ward by ward: The Homesteads

Ward by ward: The Homesteads

FIRSTLY, we may have missed it but has anyone actually gone on record to say thank you to councillors who have decided to bow out. One of them is Homesteads councillor, Pauline Tolson. Mrs Tolson had been a councillor since 2007 and not so long ago was the portfolio holder for the environment. You get […]

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