THURROCK MP, Jackie Doyle-Price has slammed Thurrock Council for their stance against a new Thames Crossing.
In what was billed as her only interview on the matter by BBC Essex, Ms Doyle-Price stressed that she was partly disappointed with the decision.
Ms Doyle-Price said: “I wanted it to be the option that was furthest east (Option C 4), which was furthest away from where people lived.
“But we need this crossing. People in the east may not want the crossing but my residents in the west, to a man, wanted this.”
But Ms Doyle-Price then went on the offensive with Thurrock Council and criticised their policy of not wanting any crossing any all. She felt they had buried their heads in the sand.
Every councillor including eighteen fellow Conservatives voted against any new crossing.
When asked what should happen now, Ms Doyle-Price told the BBC “We need to broker a good deal. That deals with noise, that helps the Port of Tilbury, that gets a east slip road away from Lakeside and deals with air quality.”