VETERAN Labour councillor, Diana Hale had a lifetime of service to the Labour Party acknowledged last week as she received a Merit Award at the party conference from the Labour leader, Ed Miliband.
Cllr Hale who represents the Stifford ward was acknowledged as a stalwart of the party in Thurrock and beyond.
Diana has worn many hats over the year and her commitment to education as well as the environment is unrivalled.
Conference also acknowledged the work Diana undertook in her ward and continues to do. A few years ago, it was held by two Tory councillors but it is now a strong Labour ward.