Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Tories Taking Campaign To Tilbury

WHILST Gordon Brown was thumbing through his copy of Dale Carnegie’s classic: “How To Win Friends And Influence People”, the “confident but not complacent” Tories were making in-roads down in Tilbury.

Shadow Home Secretary Chris Grayling joined Jackie Doyle-Price and her team as they seemed to be getting a favourable response in Christchurch Road and Quebec Road.

Chris Grayling took on the “thorny” subject of immigration and detailed a number of policy initiatives that the Tories would implement if they gain power after May 6th.

Jackie Doyle-Price discussed how Tilbury is a key battleground where swing voters will be key to turning over the 6,375 majority in Thurrock.




    Thurrock has two elections coming up.

    You have two choices to make. It would be easy to vote for the MP then go ditto for council.

    There are issues that need addressing in the area that I firmly believe can be resolved if you elect the right candidate.

    I am throwing my hat into Carl Morris’s ring on the election of MP. He has the credentials to do the job, I honestly believe he will get things done and is an ideal and honest replacement for Andrew.

    Now we have the local issues, yes I’m highlighting the Ferry and that the fact that it is not yet secured, a campaign started jointly with Carl who did a fantastic job in gaining the support of Perry at the Port.
    Carl is not returning to the council.

    You now have to ask, ”who will be the voice for the Ferry”, ”who will be the voice for the community”,
    There is only one voice that is shouting out for the community, that is mine, where are the others, where were they before?.

    Don’t fall into the trap of just putting Labour down because of Carl.
    It doesn’t work like that.
    Carl will be in Westminster, he will not be on the floor of the council.

    So when the decision comes to where you place your crosses,
    Vote ”Carl for Westminster”,
    Vote ”Ian for Thurrock”.

    That way you get the best of both worlds.
    In the words of Delboy, ‘You know it makes sense’.

  2. Ian you live on Canvey Island. Don’t come here and tell the people of Tilbury how they should vote. You are an outsider.

    The only reason the Port of Tilbury are splashing cash around the local community is because they are pushing plans to expand the port and build a massive lorry park on Tilbury marshes. They can’t buy us for 30 pieces of silver.

    As for your ferry campaign why the hell are Thurrock council giving over a single penny when Kent County Council own the route. Kent County Council should be paying all the costs to the ferry company.

  3. Hi Peter
    You are correct I do currently live on Canvey, it is my intention to relocate nearer if possible.
    With regards to the ferry I feel that this is an issue that will have a damning impact on the lives of many, these people deserve to be helped,
    I also have plans that involve the ferry, this is through the Tilbury Riverside Project of which I am the Volunteer Project Manager.
    You are right to mention the issue of funding, I will say here and now that I will explore every avenue to firstly protect the ferry then to see if there is a way to make it a more viable concern. Bringing in funding from various sourses.
    The ferry belongs to the community and needs to be secured.
    I must beg to differ with regards to the comments made about the Port of Tilbury, in fact the plans you mention are still just plans, which will be fully scrutinised and if need be objected to.
    Finally, I am respectfully asking for the people to vote for me furthermore, I am begging them to actually use their vote, sadly apathy is the true winner at elections.


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