Saturday, June 22, 2024

Thurrock MP set to defy PM Cameron over Europe

THURROCK MP Jackie Doyle-Price is one of a number of Tory MP’s who is set to defy the prime minister David Cameron over a referendum on Europe.

The prime minister opposes a public vote on Britain’s EU membership. He has imposed a three-line whip – the strongest order a party can give – on Conservative MPs, meaning that any who vote against the government will be expected to resign from government jobs.

Over seventy Tory MP’s are expected to defy the prime minister. The vote which will be debated this afternoon and voted on at 10pm tonight.

Some Tory MP’s have claimed that there postbag has been full of concerns regarding Europe.

In Thurrock, UKIP’s candidate for the last general election, Clive Broad says it is still a key issue among people he meets.

Clive said: “A lot of people stop me on the street and talk about it. Our get out of europe van still gets loads of thumbs up.”

Over 25 labour activists were out and about on the streets of Ockendon yesterday. But according to them, it wasn’t an issue at the forefront of people’s minds.

Councillor Oliver Gerrish said: “We were in Brandon Groves yesterday and people expressed their concerns about national issues such as care for the elderly, the NHS and local issues such as gritting.”


  1. David Cameron is runnung scared on the referendum on Europe, he knows that if was put to a public vote he will lose by a big margin, unfortunatley even with the rebel MP’s I don’t think there is enough of them to sway the vote.

    It is time for the Tories to stand up and listen to the public on this issue, give us a referendum on us remaining within the EU, we have been governed by Brussels for far too long.

  2. Instead of pointless xenophobic posturing perhaps our MP should vote against her government on the issues that are really important to the people of Thurrock. Things like the destruction of our Health Service, increased poverty and unemployment, reduced help for our elderly and disabled heaped on us by her Condem friends are more useful concerns than wasting our time on who can bash the French.

  3. I doubt she’ll be an MP for very long. Once again MP’s go against the will of the majority. Once again they forget their primary job of representing the British public. How many of them asked their contituents which way they should vote?. They’ll still take our taxes though.

  4. So once again a Tory politician has put her career before representing her elecorate.
    No wonder Joe Public doesn’t trust them!
    She won’t be getting my vote next time.

  5. What was the point of JDP coming out in public stating that she would be voting against the government only for her to become a turncoat and completley fold against her morals, as jmw118 has said she can not be trusted and people need to remember this action when she next stands for election


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