TWO LABOUR councillors are under fire for not supporting a motion to send congratulations to the Queen.
Aveley councillor and former mayor, cllr Maureen Pearce had proposed a motion which would see a letter of congratulations sent to Queen Elizabeth 2 on her diamond jubilee.
But Labour councillors, Martin Healy and Phil Smith failed to support the motion.
Defending his actions, Irishman cllr Healy said: “I have nothing against the queen but quite simply, I am not a royalist.
“If this has upset the local Tories then good. They have upset plenty of people with their support for a the disastrous handling of the economy which sees thousands of Thurrock residents struggling.”
The motion was passed.