Following the use of the Thameside Theatre to launch the BNP European Election Campaign Thurrock Council has issued the following statement.
The Thameside Theatre is owned and run by Thurrock Council.
Election candidates and valid political parties have rights to use public rooms for the purpose of holding election meetings (Representation of the People Act 1983).
Every council is required by law to have available lists of rooms which candidates are entitled to use
Thurrock Council will not and cannot refuse political parties use of the Thameside.
Yourthurrock will be speaking to council members tonight to ask their opinion