Tilbury councillor defects to the Tories

Allen Mayes

THURROCK’S Conservative Group on Thurrock Council have welcomed Tilbury Riverside and Thurrock Park Councillor, Allen Mayes, to their ranks.

At their group meeting Cllr Mayes was unanimously accepted now bringing the number of councillors in their group to 23.

Conservative and Thurrock Council Leader Rob Gledhill said “I welcome Councillor Mayes to the Conservatives and I know he will be an asset to the group. Allen has worked hard for his residents on a wide range of issues from the dust and air quality in the town to organising litter pick ups and I know that will continue. Apart from having the honour of being the first Conservative Councillor in Tilbury he has also been asked to sit on the board who will look at bringing improvements to the town using the town centre improvement funding.”

Cllr Mayes added “With so much to be done in Tilbury it is clear having a Conservative Councillor in the town would help ensure that it happens. The Conservative Government has already promised up to £25m to improve Tilbury, locally the Conservative run council is paying for extra dedicated police officers for the town and has worked with me over the dust issue. Seeing the difference it has made nationally to have a majority in Parliament it is the right time to help ensure the Conservatives locally can achieve the same at Thurrock Council.

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