JACKIE Doyle-Price has successfully defended her seat in Thurrock.
Jackie Doyle-Price (Cons): 16,692
Polly Billington (Lab): 16,156
Tim Aker (UKIP): 15,178
Jamie Barnes:(CISTA): 244
Rhodie Jamieson-Bell: (Lib Dem): 644
Daniel Manyambu (Ind): 79
Abi Kristololu: APP: 31
Maj of 536
Recount at Thurrock, requested (we understand by the Conservatives).
We are expecting a result around 3.15am. Unless of course there is a recount…
Voting. We understand that voter turnout is 64% in Thurrock.
FYI. Jackie Doyle Price and Tim Aker have been here for a while and Polly Billington has just arrived.
Too tight to call in Thurrock say some in Thurrock. Whilst BBC are suggesting a Labour gain.
Difficult to gauge mood of each party as their activists enter the count. A lot of scurrying around.
A lot of media here from Sky, ITV, BBC, lots of freelancers and the locals.
Polls are closed and the ballot boxes are heading across to the count at the High House Production Park for Thurrock and Sporting Village in Basildon.
We are hearing of brisk voting in areas such as Stifford Clays where some of the boxes are full.
Queues in Chafford Hundred we hear as well.
We have arrived at the High House Production Park in Purfleet. The nation’s media outlets are arriving even though the poll will not be closing for another two and a half hours.
Hello and welcome to our 2015 General Election coverage.
As you may know, our coverage between now and 2200 hrs is restricted to a narrative of Thurrock voters going to the polls to vote in the General Election for the constituences of Thurrock as well as South Basildon and East Thurrock. There is also the battle for the sixteen wards in the local district elections.
So, here we go.