A leaflet seen by Westmonster that has been put out by Conservative Assistant Whip and MP Jackie Doyle-Price seems to suggest that a General Election could be on the way.
The leaflet features national campaign messaging including a photo of the MP with Theresa May. There are no local elections in the constituency until 2018.
Westmonster has been told by locals that to their knowledge, this is the first example of material of this type being put out in the Thurrock constituency since the last General Election.
An Assistant Whip such as Doyle-Price would be extremely well-informed in terms of the likelihood of an early General Election. May 4th it is?