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Two Lib Dem Councillors Defect to Tories

There has been a veritable stream of defections in the last week or so. I am grateful to a reader who has messaged me to point out the two Lib Dem Councillors that have decided to leave their party and join the Conservatives.

The first was Cllr Ron Cockings (left) who is a Warwickshire County Councillor and also on Stratford-on-Avon District Council. He has decided to join the local Conservative group in order to show hs support for the new Coalition government.

The second is Cllr John Yates (right), a Northampton Borough Councillor. He is the third on his Council in recent years to leave the party. The other two now sit as Independents.

The Lib Dems have also suffered other recent defections to Labour in Sheffield and Solihull. The party enters its Conference with rumblings from the wings of the party, particularly from the left. Nick Clegg and his senior colleagues have a job to do to make the case for the Coalition government and the compromises that inevitably have to be made. After all, that is what the Lib Dems have advocated for so many years!

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September 18, 2010 - Posted by | National

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