Friday, December 8, 2023

Politics: Labour delight in 8% lead in seats like Thurrock

LABOUR POLITICIANS in Thurrock were delighted to hear the news that the Labour Party are ahead by 8% in a survey of the key marginal seats in the UK including Thurrock.

Tory MP Jackie Doyle-Price won the seat on May 5th last year with a majority of 92 but it looks like it will be a short stay for the Purfleet-based MP.

Over 13,000 constituents in the 41 marginal seats including Thurrock were spoken to in a survey conducted by Tory benefactor, Lord Ashcroft.

Among his findings were that “The biggest Tory weakness was the lack of a perception in the Labour targets that the party is “on the side of ordinary people”. Just 27% thought this of the Conservatives, compared to 46% who thought it true of Labour.

Thurrock Labour politicians were buoyed but not complacent about the survey.

Parliamentary spokesperson for Thurrock Labour, Carl Morris said: “This is welcome news and relates to what we are hearing on the doorstep.

“There is a great deal of pain stemming from the cuts and a great deal to come. There is also a intense dis-satsfaction with the coalition.

“We are not complacent but this gives us added impetus towards the next set of elections.”

Thurrock MP Jackie Doyle-Price was not available for comment.


  1. Since when did polls count for anything? Getting people to express their voting intentions over a phone is one thing, getting them off their backsides to vote is quite another. The pathetically low turnout at the last local elections showed clearly that the vast majority of voters stay at home on polling day. That won’t change until politicians start keeping their promises.

  2. Oh look there is a quote from Mr Morris, he has been very quiet latley, still smarting form losing the vote 🙂

    As gray64 has said, polls count for nothing, the only real proof is when the votes are cast, as has been said it is crazy how many people complain about party politicians but then do nothing when they are requested to vote, and how a party can win with a majority of a minority turnout is just pathetic IMO


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here


More articles