Friday, June 2, 2023

Council Leader Set To Face Vote of No Confidence

THURROCK COUNCIL is set to be thrown into chaos as YourThurrock understands that a vote of no confidence in the Leader of the Council, Garry Hague, has been tabled for the next council meeting in two weeks time.

What is even more shocking is that it may well be one of Cllr Hague’s own Tory councillors who has decided to strike, what may be a fatal blow, to Cllr Hague’s eleven month regime.

The anticipated motion is set to seriously put into doubt the ability of the council to set a budget at the vital meeting leading to further doubt and anxiety over job cuts as well as seriously undermine the credibility of the council.

Thurrock Council have remained tight lipped on the subject.

Spokesperson Andy Lever said: “We can neither confirm nor deny that an item has been tabled regarding a vote of no-confidence in the Leader of the Council.

“The agenda will be published on our web site in a week’s time.”

Submissions for the agenda for the meeting on Feb 24th have to be submitted by today (wednesday).

Leader of the Labour Group John Kent has been quick to eliminate the twenty three Labour councillors from the list of possible suspects.

He said: “I am not aware of any of my colleagues who have tabled such a motion. This morning, I asked for the list of items for the agenda but so far I have no received anything.”

Both Independent councillors for East Tilbury, John Purkiss and Barry Palmer have also confirmed that they have not submitted any such motion.


  1. Why does this not suprise me, there has been so much in-fighting with this council, maybe there should be a vote of no confidence in the whole of the chamber.

  2. If this is true that there is a vote of no confidence in Cllr Hague. Surely he should stand down
    Not to cause his group any more humiliation and embarrassment because this says it all!!! He should stand up to officers and support the elected members however he doesn’t. It seems to me he as no back-bone. For this position you need to have a strong Leader. We voted for elected members because we believe they speak and act on behalf of the people of Thurrock
    How Cllr Hague could even consider hiring a 125k assistant chief For Mr. Coomber a temporary officer who is supposed to be a recognized trouble shooter. Or as I believe is he causing all the problems in the council also by what has been on your Thurrock lately about Mr. Coomber is he the leader? Or Cllr Hague. Be a man for once and stand down

  3. I agree with Carl Morris – total disarray. Even if the no confidence motion doesn’t come, Its clear there is no confidence any more. Roll on elections, get the ——– out.


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