YOU don’t often see the phlegmatic Thurrock Council leader John Kent angry with his own troops in public but he certainly looked like it on Wednesday night as he informed Thurrock Council that he was removing his crime spokesperson from the front bench.
Portfolio holder for Public Protection, cllr Terry Brookes has failed to turn up at the last two full council meetings. In June, the Tory opposition had a number of questions to ask him and last night, he was expected to present a key report on public protection in Thurrock.
West Thurrock and South Stifford councillor Brookes was only elected in November last year.
He has been replaced by Grays Riverside councillor Jane Pothercary.