AN ICM poll commissioned by the News of the World has revealed that Thurrock may be one of the 113 marginals set to fall as David Cameron heads to be Prime Minister.
The Tory leader has pushed ahead as Labour voters desert Gordon Brown for the Lib Dems.
The Tories needed a swing of 6.5% to take Thurrock from Carl Morris but the poll reveals that Jackie Doyle-Price and David Cameron are on course to win 311 seats – a massive gain of 113 from the last election.
Labour are down 2 per cent since the NotW last polled at the end of the first week of the Election campaign, and the Tories are down 1 per cent, with the Lib Dems up three per cent.
But that tiny change means Labour have lost 19 seats in 3 weeks, while the Tories have gained 3 and the Lib Dems 17.
Based on a uniform swing across the country, Labour will avoid becoming the third party, but are likely to suffer further losses because both the Tories and Lib Dems have mounted last minute raids on previously safe Labour seats in the last week of the campaign.
Today’s poll also shows a seven per cent swing from Labour to the Lib Dems.
When asked what they wanted to see on Friday morning, the largest proportion of voters (34 per cent) said they want to see a Tory majority, up from 27 per cent.
And the number favouring a hung parliament has dropped from 39 per cent to 31 per cent. A Labour win is now backed by little more than one in five (22 per cent down from 26 per cent).
Both parties were out campaigning this weekend across the borough as part of the final push before the polling stations open on thursday.