Thursday, July 25, 2024

Thurrock Labour on new breakaway party from UKIP: “You will not fool people of Thurrock”

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THURROCK Labour reacted with scepticism at the news that all 17 Ukip councillors have left to form a breakway party called the Thurrock Independents.

Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Thurrock John Kent said:

“The news today that all UKIP councillors have resigned their party membership should surprise no one. UKIP is a rapidly sinking ship and these councillors attempt to save themselves will not fool the people of Thurrock.

“What this really shows is that the only real, strong, and responsible opposition to the Conservatives is the Labour Party. We will continue to represent the interests of the people of Thurrock against the brutal cuts of the Conservative Government, and their UKIP supporters in the so called “Thurrock Independents”.

“For the people of Thurrock the choice is clear, only a vote for Labour can deliver the jobs, homes, and local services that we desperately need.”

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Thurrock Labour Group Leader Councillor Oliver Gerrish has also reacted with scepticism.

Speaking after the announcement was made, Cllr Gerrish said, “Thurrock Labour are not buying this. They might have new colours but it’s the same old UKIP group: the same members, the same failed policies, the same broken promises and the same lack of action to help their residents.

“This is a desperate last throw of the dice from a party that is circling the drain. Do any of them really believe in anything other than a vain attempt to cling on to their seats and allowances? Thurrock residents need a group who will stand up for them and deliver a fairer, safer and cleaner Thurrock. The only party that can bring the real change we need is Labour.”


  1. Don’t make me laugh Mr Kent.
    Many of us can remember the mess you and the Labour party imposed on Thurrock and the Country.
    You guys have historically screwed us over time and time again.Your spend, spend, spend approach just leaves us in more debt and then you blame the Tories for cuts.

    People should remember the 50+ stealth taxes and the raids on their pension pots by a Labour government.
    I for one welcome a choice from the old and tired parties.

  2. thurrocksgonedownhill is right about one point. people are sick of the old parties.
    problem is this new one seems poorly organised
    I call them UKIPrick

  3. a new TIP in Thurrock,thats all we need.The good ship UKIP is sinking fast and these Rats are scurrying for dry land.

  4. A quick look at all the pre election promises made by Thurrock Labour in opposition shows they failed to deliver on nearly everything they said they would do once they had their hands back on the levers of power. They just continued where the Tories left of adopting Tory plans in the pipeline as their own.

  5. Look Labour up on google = disaster locally and nationally.
    How any right minded person can vote Labour is beyond me.I mean come on John Kent, really!!
    I guess he would be well compared to Blair, Brown who told us “things could only get better” ( remember that song) whilst they plundered our pension pots and our wage packets.


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