Saturday, June 22, 2024

Final push for Labour candidate in selection battle

ANNE Marie Waters, one of Thurrock Labour party’s two shortlisted candidates, was treated to a surprise dinner organised in her honour by her local supporters.

The lawyer and journalist said in a speech she gave during the evening: “I am overwhelmed by the reception I have received from local party members and I would like to say that I will respond to that by giving 100 per cent to Thurrock.

“It is a place I have immediately warmed to and one where I would like to make my home.

“I am am passionate about supporting local people and local issues and in Thurrock I would relish the opportunity to represent residents and help secure their and the area’s future.”

She added: “For far too long, parliamentary politics has been dominated by politicians completely disconnected from the people they serve…We need to bring the Labour Party back to the people it serves.”

Ms Waters is up against Ed Miliband’s special advisor, Polly Billington in a head to head battle. The selection takes place on Saturday Dec 3rd.


  1. The Labour party gave up representing the people it serves long ago. The people that built their party are now despised. They are seen as bigots, racists and lazy workshy dimwits. In a way they are right because these very people will go out and vote for them again tomorrow if given the chance. A penny to a pound whoever their candidate is, they won’t represent the majority view of the people of Thurrock. They will stick to the Labour party doctrine of benefits for all, multiculturalism and mass immigration.

  2. Sadly, upthereds is right, but it isn’t just Labour. All politicians of all Parties are the same. When push comes to shove they will follow the Party line rather than support the views of their constituents. It’s part of the reason that interest in politics is at an all time low. Ms Walters says some fine things about bringing representation back to the people but, as with them all, that will go out of the window the second the will of the people conflicts with her own ideological agenda.

  3. “It is a place I have immediately warmed to and one where I would like to make my home” wonder if she really means this or is it as I believe it to be, totally political BS….

    upthereds has it spot on, the labour party no longer reflect local policies for local people and no matter who they elect they will do absolutley nothing to change this.


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