Local election nominations open on Monday

NOMINATIONS for the local elections will open on Monday.

Sixteen seats will be contested on Thursday, May 5.

There will also be a national referendum on whether a system of proportional representation should be adopted.

There are no local elections in four wards of the borough this year, Little Thurrock Blackshots, Orsett, South Chafford, and Tilbury St Chad’s.

Candidates have until noon on April 4 to submit their nominations.

The council will announce the list at noon on April 6.

The councillors currently in the seats, elected in 2007 are:

Aveley and Uplands: John Cowell (CON). Maj: 109

Belhus: Charles Curtis (LAB). Maj: 27

Chadwell St Mary: Tony Fish (LAB): Maj: 135

Chafford and North Stifford: Neil Rockliffe (CON): Maj: 117

Corringham and Fobbing: Anne Cheale (TCC): Maj: 169

East Tilbury: John Purkiss (IND): Maj: 607

Grays Riverside: Val Morris-Cook (LAB): Maj: 305

Grays Thurrock: Cathy Kent (LAB): Maj: 464

Little Thurrock Rectory: Stuart St. Clair-Haslam (TCC): Maj: 136

Ockendon: Barry Johnson (CON): Maj: 14

Stanford East and Corringham Town: Roisin Hewitt (LAB): Maj: 71

Stanford le Hope West: Eddie Hardiman (CON): Maj: 178

Stifford Clays: Diana Hale (LAB): Maj: 130

The Homesteads: Pauline Tolson (CON): Maj: 200

Tilbury Riverside and Thurrock Park: Emma Colgate (SI): Maj: 67

West Thurrock & South Stifford: Julieann Burkey (LAB): Maj 195

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