THURROCK LABOUR voted for Ed Miliband back in July and have expressed their delight when he won the leadership contest in Manchester this afternoon by a slender 1.3% from his brother and long-time favourite David.
Reacting to the result, Chair of the Thurrock Labour Party, Valerie Morris-Cook said: “Thurrock CLP are very pleased and excited for the future.
“The party will now unite together, grow and work towards restoring Labour to No 10. Ed Miliband stressed that he has heard what people of this country are worried about, what they feel insecure about and what they want for the future.
“The future starts now!”
YourThurrock understands that Council Leader John Kent voted for David Miliband.
Many more were concerned that the voter turnout from Thurrock Constituency Labour Party was the lowest in the region and compounds the concern that declining membership and a scarcity of candidates could mean that their tenure at Thurrock Council may be brief.
YourThurrock interviewed Mr Miliband in April during the General Election and discussed a number of social, political and economic issues that effect Thurrock in 2010 and beyond.