THURROCK Labour councillor John Kent successfully tabled a a motion at Thurrock Council on Wednesday night.
The motion read: “Thurrock Council believes the, so called, “dementia tax” is unfair and would be damaging to many older residents of Thurrock. The Council calls on the care minister, Jackie Doyle-Price, to rule out forcing older people to pay for their care with their home”.
Despite the Conservative councillors voting against the motion, there were enough Labour and Ukip votes to force it through.
YT spoke to cllr Kent after the meeting.