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Cllr John Kent, Labour Leader of Thurrock Council, responding to Vince Cable's visit to the site of the new international port at Corringham today, said:
"I welcome today's announcement and the extra jobs the new port will bring to Thurrock, but let us be clear this development and these jobs were secured under Labour. It was a Labour Government who supported Thurrock Council's work to find a company to invest in a new port and it was Labour Transport Ministers who ensured the necessary legislation was passed to make the port possible.
"Families in Thurrock are facing a cost of living crisis and are anxious about what the future holds for their children. They want Vince Cable and the Tory-led Government to concentrate on a real plan for economic growth not on trying to take credit for jobs and investment Labour helped bring to Thurrock."