FORMER Thurrock Council leader, John Kent has been put forward as the Labour candidate for the constituency of Thurrock at the next General Election.
Councillor Kent beat off five other candidates in an election that took place in Grays on Saturday morning.
He was the General Election candidate in June when he lost Conservative MP Jackie Doyle Price by just 345 votes.
The next General Election is set for June 2022.
We will speak to John Kent in due course.