Saturday, October 1, 2022

Thurrock Labour make “lowest in Essex” council tax pledge

WITH the local election campaign underway, the Thurrock Labour Party has begun to reveal a bold new plan to build a safer, cleaner, fairer Thurrock. A key part of Thurrock Labour’s vision is to help hardworking residents who are struggling to get by after nearly a decade of cuts, tax rises, and stagnant wages under the Tories.

In order to achieve this Thurrock Labour are pledging to maintain the lowest Council Tax in Essex and to cut or freeze taxes wherever possible.

The Tory Council has recently come under fire from Labour for imposing another large tax increase on local residents. In just the last two years of Conservative control Thurrock families have seen their Council Tax increase by an eye-watering 10%. Thurrock Labour were the only local party to vote against the most recent council tax increases.

Speaking about Labour’s pledge to keep Thurrock’s Council Tax the lowest in Essex Councillor Oliver Gerrish said:

“The cold hard facts from the last 15 years show that the Tories on average increase our council tax by around three times more than Labour. Our record speaks for itself – in power, we raised council tax by less than the Tories. In opposition, we were the only party to oppose Tory council tax rises. We are determined to deliver good value for money and help local residents keep more of their hard-earned money.

“In the last year, the Conservatives have tried to use Thurrock voters as an easy cash cow, with their attempt to introduce the hated ‘grass tax’, higher charges for people in sheltered accommodation, increased service charges and trying to hike burial fees for grieving families to £975. Thurrock Labour have worked with local residents to oppose these charges. As well as keeping Council Tax as low as possible, we will continue to fight the Tories’ unjustifiable fees.

“Thurrock residents will be better off under Labour’s plan for a fairer future in our borough and we invite everyone who wants to keep more of their hard earned money to vote for a Labour Council on Thursday 3 May.”


  1. So we will keep more of our hard earned money under Labour.

    Just wondering how you will raise the cash to hire more Police officers. police stations and Prison guards. Or am I missing something.

  2. It is more political Bull***t that Labour spout. If they didn’t spend, spend, spend last time we wouldn’t have so much austerity to deal with now.

  3. The Austerity was caused by the bailout of the 2007 US sub prime market (Banksters)
    But then you would love to put the blaim on a political party and not the US markets (Banks) as it suits your agenda.

  4. Yes several personal and several Trading accounts. You Know of a way to do this not using the banks?

    I was unaware you couldn’t criticise the bailout if you have a bank account.

    Its a bit like saying you cannot criticise the labour party unless you are a party member

  5. Having a Bank account supports them, so stop winging about the bankers your supporting.
    Successive UK Governments have wasted far more, at least we are getting bailout money back with interest.

  6. Bailout money interest but the interest rate is 0% in the interbank market.

    All they have done is effect the supply and demand of capitalism thus be anti capitalist and anti free market.

    But you do’nt care as it suits you. you are not a capitalist you are a free loader.

  7. You are funny CTB. You are very bitter.
    It is your Vicki Pollard Girlfriend and her mates that freeload.
    I on the other hand employ local people who are good upstanding citizens, not bitter, not twisted and they make me lots of money.

  8. We all love Warren Buffett, now that man is a genius.
    Unlike Britain he don’t put up with parasites like your Vicki.

  9. The Tories have stolen a billion pounds out of our public finances to buy support from a terrorist linked organization in northern Ireland.


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