ON THE day that one of David Cameron’s top shadow minister’s, Nick Herbert visits Thurrock to support parliamentary candidate, Jackie Doyle-Price, Tory councillors have begun to distance themselves from the news that one of their own has allegedly tabled a motion of no confidence in their own leader, Garry Hague.
Deputy Mayor Eddie Hardiman said: “I certainly have not tabled any such motion. Our party has come on great strides with Garry. It is clear for all to see with the Improvement Board and many other factors.”
The Aveley councillors have also given their own collective backing to Cllr Hague. Cllr Wendy Herd said: “We certainly have no knowledge of a vote of no confidence.
“The atmosphere in the party has been fantastic under Garry. We are moving forward with a positive dynamic leadership team.”
Fobbing Councillor Ian Harrison was less equivocal. He said: “I have not tabled any such motion.”
But when asked if he would a motion of no confidence. He said: “Well it depends what the motion say.”
With all 23 Labour councillors and both Independent councillors confirming that they have not tabled any motion of no confidence, YourThurrock will be contacting all the Conservative councillors to establish exactly who has allegedly tabled the motion.