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UKIP call for Thurrock housing boss to resign over Right to Buy "hypocrisy"

THE next six months in the world of Thurrock politics could see a whole new world of pain if last night’s council meeting is anything to go by.

It all started with a question from Aveley councillor, Tim Aker on how many Thurrock residents had taken up the offer of "Right to Buy" over the past five years.

The portfolio holder for Housing, cllr Lynn Worrall duly answered the question.

Cllr Aker then asked a second question where he revealed that the Tilbury-based councillor had embraced the scheme and bought her house.

As you can see from the film, cllr Aker revealed the details in Land Registry forms.

UKIP believed that cllr Worrall’s comments in a June article on YT "smacked of hypocrisy"

Cllr Tim Aker MEP said: "It is time for Cllr Lynn Worrall to resign as Cabinet member for Housing.

While she has been campaigning against the Right to Buy she herself has profited from it. To publicly attack Right to Buy for taking homes and money out of the system and then to purchase a home out of Council hands through the Right to Buy is extreme hypocrisy.

If she has any respect for her position, she will do the decent thing and step aside so someone with integrity can take up the post. Thurrock has 6,500 residents on the Council house waiting list.

They need to be assured that someone who holds the Housing portfolio is dedicated to their welfare."

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