Tim Aker Calls For MP’s Resignation After False Thames Crossing Claim


Cllr Tim Aker MEP has called for Jackie Doyle-Price to resign as Thurrock’s MP and call a by-election. During the 2015 General Election Jackie Doyle-Price told residents in her advertising that she had stopped the new Thames Crossing.

Cllr Tim Aker MEP said: “Jackie Doyle-Price MP was elected to Parliament in 2015 after telling residents that she had stopped the new Crossing. Today’s announcement shows this was not the case.

“It is only right that she does the honourable thing and hands in her resignation. People rightly get angry when politicians say one thing and do another after they are elected.

“Doyle-Price recently told residents to ‘get real’ and accept that a new Thames Crossing is happening. She is completely at odds with Thurrock residents. Her resignation would allow this community to continue united against a new Thames Crossing.”