Thursday, December 7, 2023

Lib-Dem Carys Gives Pledge To Rape Crisis: Pt 1

SOUTH Essex Rape and Incest Crisis Centre (Sericc) invited all the candidates from the local and national campaigns to answer three questions relating to:

1. Provision of rape crisis services.
2. Support for rape crisis services as a right.
3. Use of lobbying.

South Basildon candidate Angela Smith (Lab) and Thurrock candidate Carys Davis (Lib-Dem) agreed to attend in person at the centre and be interviewed on film.

From the General Election candidates: In Thurrock, Carl Morris (Lab) and Jackie Doyle-Price (Cons) sent written replies. There was no response from Emma Colgate (BNP), Clive Broad (UKIP).

They were unable to locate an address for Ariola Araba from The Christian Party.

In South Basildon and East Thurrock: Stephen Metcalfe (Cons), Kerry Smith (UKIP) and Chris Roberts (BNP) did not respond. Geoff Williams (Lib-Dem) sent an acknowledgment.
The questions were sent out before X None of the Above was declared as a candidate.

Of the local candidates the following candidates sent an acknowledgment or response.

Martin Healy, Steve Liddiard, Tony Lane, Andy Smith, Aaron Mohammed, Mick Rankin, Angie Gaywood, Cliff Holloway, Barbara Rice.
Conservative: Phil Anderson, Wendy Herd, Georgette Polley, Gareth Davies

UKIP: Kay Hipsey

BNP: David Godfrey

In our previous item, we omitted the names of Ian Heffron (Ind) and Keith Hatcher (Ind) from the list of those who had responded. We apologise for our mistake.


  1. All the talk in the national press has been the metioric rise of Lib Dem Leader, Nick Clegg, here in Thurrock we have seen the same happen to Thurrock candidate Carys Davis, Carys comes across as a very aproachable and knowledgeable politician.

    I can see Carys going far in her political career.


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