Chairman of Thurrock Labour Party, Cllr Carl Morris won a landslide victory last night and was chosen to replace Andrew Mackinlay as the constituency of Thurrock’s prospective parliamentary candidate for the forthcoming General Election.
YourThurrock understands that Cllr Morris won 95 out of 116 votes, as it seems the party faithful stuck by the local candidate.
One Labour source said: “The other candidates were good, particularly Mr MacDonald, who will make a fine MP one day but it is clear that only one candidate can defend the majority and retain the seat.”
Cllr Morris is now charged with the task of defending a majority of 6,375 with the biggest threat coming from the Tory candidate, Jackie Doyle-Price.
Political pundits now believe that the date of the election will either be March 26th or May 6th.