Wednesday, February 21, 2024

It is election time again…..

ALL of Thurrock will be going to the polls on Thursday, 22 May this year as European and local elections are held.

However in four Thurrock wards, Chafford and North Stifford, Corringham and Fobbing, East Tilbury, and Stanford-le-Hope West, there will be no local election.

Thurrock Council is elected by thirds with a poll held three years out of four, but in wards where there are only two members – such as those above – local elections are held two years out of four.

This year the election will be officially called on Thursday, 10 April, and nominations can be made from 9am that day.

Nominations close at 4pm on 24 April.

Voters can register to vote until Tuesday, 6 May and postal vote applications should be received by 5pm on Wednesday, 7 May. Applications to register to vote by proxy can be made until 5pm on 14 May.

On polling day the stations will be open from 7am until 10pm and the local election count will be made that night.

As many European countries hold their polls on Sundays, the European election count will be held on Sunday, 25 May.

For your information

On 22 May, Thurrock Council local elections will be held in the following wards:

Aveley and Uplands


Chadwell St Mary

Grays Riverside

Grays Thurrock

Little Thurrock Blackshots

Little Thurrock Rectory



South Chafford

Stanford East and Corringham Town

Stifford Clays

The Homesteads

Tilbury Riverside and Thurrock Park

Tilbury St Chads

West Thurrock and South Stifford

There will be no local elections in Chafford and North Stifford, Corringham and Fobbing, East Tilbury, and Stanford -le-Hope West.


  1. Will be interesting to read which parties stand.
    Con, Lab , LD need not apply.
    I hope UKIP or the Greens stand.

  2. Have the Libs actually got anyone left who would vote for them after their Party leader sold them out to the highest bidder?

    For the EU elections I would assume it will be:

    Lab: Polly Billington
    Con: JDP
    UKIP: Tim Aker

    I think UKIP will make the most gains in the EU election, as for the local elections it will be itersting to see who is standing and if Cllr Kiely will be defending his Ockendon ward 🙂

  3. I’d be surprised if UKIP didn’t do well in Thurrock next month. The question asked is will they take more votes away from Labour or the Tories?

  4. Lambo
    You’ve got about as much chance of Jackie price running for the EU elections

    As finding a three legged ballerina

    Ed did you live in Thurrock when you were at the Civic offices


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