Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Council Hopeful Profile: Martin Healy (Lab)

BETWEEN now and May 6th, YourThurrock plans to interview as many candidates as possible in the local and national elections. There are going to be many fascinating races. Martin Healy is stepping into Carl Morris’ shoes at Grays Riverside. A fascinating ward of contrasts and challenges. Irishman Martin has been a councillor before. Martin could be described as a blend of new and old labour, which has to be the key to whether Labour win the local elections on May 6th.

One of the concerns by many in the borough is that Labour still have too many “Old Labour’ representatives that know all the problems, know all the faults but have very little grasp of the solutions. As one critic said: “Instead of looking to 2020, they want to go back to 1920.”

Martin has been busy fighting for his party in his ward and across the borough. We caught up with him down by the riverside.


  1. This has to be one of the most lacklustre and insipid performances of any candidate interviewed by your Thurrock.

    I don’t want to know about the current councillors or the departing councillor and neither do I want a history lesson or a guided tour of the buildings in and around Grays Riverside.

    I want to know about the candidate, why they are standing and what they will do for the local community.

    All this interview shows is a man parachuted in at the last minute as Carl Morris is departing who can talk about the various buildings around him.

    Perhaps remove the interview from the politics section and place it under history instead?

  2. Sorry but I fell asleep part way through that interview……………………………………………


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