A council meeting heard that Uber's app told drivers Thurrock in Essex was part of Greater London.Read more
A third of the seats in Thurrock were up for election this year. Find out more about these elections.
Election 2018 Results
|Party||Elected in 2018||Total councillors||Change|
|Elected in 2018 6||Total councillors 20||Change+1|
|Elected in 2018 9||Total councillors 17||Change+3|
|Elected in 2018 1||Total councillors 12||Change+1|
|Elected in 2018 0||Total councillors 0||Change-5|
|Councillors change compared with 2014|
Local Democracy Reporting Service
Thurrock Council has been accused of "social cleansing" after figures revealed more than 30 vulnerable families have been housed outside the borough since May.
Luke Spillman, leader of the Thurrock Independent Party, claims that almost 120 families could be permanently moved on by the end of the year. Last year, just 15 were rehomed.
Mr Spillman said that by moving homeless families to areas where they have no support network, the council was an "active participant in social cleansing".
Conservative councillor Barry Johnson, portfolio holder for housing at Tory-run Thurrock Council said: "The authority works hard to ensure that everyone it owes a housing duty to is offered safe, secure and suitable accommodation.
"This can be both within and outside the borough, depending on the individual circumstances of the household concerned and the availability of appropriate accommodation."
Tim Aker has fought off a challenge from singer David Van Day for his seat on Thurrock Council.
Despite being the UKIP MEP, Mr Aker stood on an independent ticket to keep his Aveley and Uplands seat.
Mr Van Day, who rose to fame in the 1970s as one half of duo Dollar, was standing as a Conservative.