Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Here we go again…Breaking News

The world of Politics moves fast and it certainly does in Thurrock. Yourthurrock interviewed Garry Hague at 9.30 this morning . As you will see from the film Garry speaks with confidence and looks forward to the political year with a solid tory council. We were then due to speak to Deputy Amanda Arnold as well but before we could speak to Amanda this bombshell was delivered to all 49 councillors. I believe that at the time I interviewed Garry he clearly had no idea of Councillor St Clair-Haslam’s intentions.

More quotes and film to follow

Dear Cllrs

It is with great sadness and regret that I have to inform you that I have decided to resign the Conservative Group Whip. It is my intention to form an alliance and Group with my Independent Conservative colleague, Cllr Ann Cheale. Likewise it is my intention to sit as an Independent Conservative Councillor.

I have arrived at this decision as a consequence of what I perceive to be a total lack of backing and support over recent months by Cllr Garry Hague in my previous role as the Chair of Planning Committee .

Cllr S St. Clair-Haslam

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  1. I note from the interview that Garry is standing outside Orsett Hall Hotel. What YourTurrock reporter conducting the interview should have done was interviewed the owners ofr Orsett Hall afterwards to find out if they were happy Garry being interviewed outside their premises when as the Portfolio Holder for Planning his department have rubbished several of their recent planning applications and has delayed a decision on their latest planning application for a gym. This is Garry at his smartest given that he could not find his backside with both hands another home goal for Garry when is this political embarassment going to step down and go or will he be pushed? We can only please god, hope.


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