THE ELECTION to choose the Labour candidate for South Basildon and East Thurrock will be held today.
Hundreds of constituency party members will gather to choose between three candidates.
The candidate considered a favourite is Brentwood councillor, Mike Le-Surf. But he may have strong opposition from the leader of Thurrock Council, John Kent.
YT understands that the third candidate is East Tilbury man, Felton Flavius.
The result will be announced later on today (Saturday).
Conservative MP, Stephen Metcalfe won the seat in 2010 with a majority of 5,772 from Angela Smith.