Tilbury returns to the Labour heartland

Tilbury Riverside & Thurrock Park

Clare Baldwin (Labour) 647
Keith Hatcher (Independent) 308
Michael Braun (British National Party) 193
Georgette Polley (Conservative) 153

Majority: 339
Turnout: 30%

The two Labour wards returned to back to a team of four as local girl Claire Baldwin won the seat by a comfortable majority. Claire is under no illusion that this is a long learning curve but she is lucky that she joins quite a self contained team working with Steve Liddiard, Lynn Worrall and Bukky Okunade. As we know, they have a heavy workload but she knows the lay of the land and will take her seat and settle in.

Keith Hatcher once again did well and should be highly praised. He is a shining beacon for the independent candidate. We hope to return to his conservatory in twelve months.

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