Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Huge majority for Independent Purkiss

East Tilbury

John Purkiss (Independent) 912
Eleanor Lowe (Labour) 303
Paul Polley (Conservative) 211
Peter Fox (United Kingdom Independence Party) 100
Luke Tyson (Liberal Democrat) 56

Turnout: 33%

Maj: 609

YT stood outside the East Tilbury Polling Station on Thursday morning and it was a procession of “Hello John, Hello John and Hello John” Enough said. With the 24/22 split, both John and Barry will again play the role of kingmakers.

Good work by young firebrand Ellie Lowe gaining 303 (this seat got 137 in 2007).

Also special mention to Lib Dem organiser Luke Tyson. The East Tilbury student worked so hard and ran a great campaign. Yes, he got 56 votes but things will only get better…..(sorry wrong party).


  1. Sadly this means nothing will get any better in East Tilbury, we have an Elected person that doesn’t really care about this area, the parking is awful and most of the time dangerous, especially on Coronation Ave, the park in East Tilbury village was removed and the residents have got to raise funds to replace it, there is a park in Welland that has not been replaced since the equipment was broken or removed, the motorbikes use this as a short cut to the river, cars park on grass verges and create a mud bath and a hazard for other drivers.
    The area is in much need of tidying up, nice plants and flowers, proper fencing to protect the grass verges.
    How nice would it be to be able to have a proper pathway and walk along the river, with the nature reserve that was promised, instead of the propect of more lorries, more views of the landfill site, and god knows what that we are breathing in daily.
    Throughout the campaign how often have you seen him walking around meeting his constituants talking to people finding out what is important to them, even standing outside watching – not much conversation, not much to say just quietly confident.
    Still, thank god we have cllr Purkiss and more of nothing being done in the forgotton villiage of East Tilbury.

  2. Any independent that takes on the major party’s and wins by 609 votes must be doing well. People will not go out there way to vote for an independent unless there is good reason to do so.


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