50 marginal constituencies
1 general election
Thurrock

For the final results in each of 50for15's constituencies, see this post.

What? Previous Conservative- Labour marginal which could see a UKIP victory in 2015. Nevertheless, the Eurosceptic party will disrupt the vote.

Where? Essex. Just east of Greater London. Lakeside shopping centre lies within the constituency’s boundaries

Why? Tim Aker MEP is standing as UKIP candidate and is polling very strongly. Current Conservative MP Jackie Doyle-Price won the seat with a majority of just 92 in 2010. Labour candidate, Polly Billington, is a former special advisor to Ed Miliband.

Previous election results

Data via the Guardian.

Conservative majority in 2010: 92

The MP in the last Parliament – Jackie Doyle-Price

Jackie Doyle-Price (centre), MP for Thurrock

Jackie Doyle-Price (centre), MP for Thurrock

Originally from Sheffield, Jackie Doyle-Price (Con) has worked for a variety of organisations, including the Sheffield Enterprise Agency, South Yorkshire Police, the City of London Corporation and the Financial Services Authority. She was also the senior advisor to the Lord Mayor of London for five years. She enjoys shopping at Lakeside. Full biography on Doyle-Price’s website.

@jackiedp

The challengers

Polly Billington, Labour's challenger for Thurrock

Polly Billington, Labour’s challenger for Thurrock

From south-west London, Polly Billington (Lab) was a BBC journalist for fifteen years and now works for a charity. She worked on Ed Miliband’s leadership campaign. Full biography on Billington’s website.

@thurrockpolly

Tim Aker, UKIP's candidate for Thurrock

Tim Aker, UKIP’s candidate for Thurrock

An MEP for the East of England, Tim Aker (UKIP) was born in Aveley and lives in Grays, both of which lie within Thurrock. He used to work for the TaxPayers´ Alliance and Get Britain Out. Full biography on Aker’s website.

@tim_aker

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