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.
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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