Save Elm Road Park: Thurrock Tory questions political motivation behind campaigners

A SENIOR Tory Thurrock Councillor has questioned the political motivation behind those campaigning to save a park in Grays.

Portfolio holder for education, cllr James Halden was responding to a question from Grays Thurrock councillor, John Kent.

Cllr Kent asked: “Can the Portfolio Holder explain to the residents of Elm Road, Maple Road and the surrounding streets why they should lose their much loved six acre park?

Cllr Halden’s answer is below. After making reference to school places he then made reference to the political affiliation of protestors.

He said: “I was very disappointed with your tweet, turning up with Labour councillors, Labour activists, all in red rosettes, some failed candidates.”

Halden

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