Friday, December 8, 2023

Labour candidates question Tory MP’s efforts on Lower Dartford Crossing

BOTH Thurrock candidates for next years general election have questioned the efforts of the two Conservative MPs in the debate for the second Dartford Crossing.

Stephen Metcalfe and Jackie Doyle-Price have both poured scorn on Options A and C that run through Thurrock and have implored the government to look at a plan that runs east of the borough.

Polly Billington, Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Thurrock said:

“Thurrock is being let down by its Tory MPs who have failed to make any impact on their government’s approach towards the lower Thames crossing. We have the worst of both worlds: ministers insisting a crossing must go ahead through Thurrock yet dither and delay over which route.”

Mike Le-Surf, Labour’s parliamentary candidate for South Basildon and East Thurrock said:

“I am firmly against the two offers on the table. The Tory MP has been promoting a meeting with the Prime Minister regarding the Lower Thames Crossing when the Transport secretary has already committed to Option A or Option C. Are the Tories deliberately muddying the waters on this issue?”


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