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Lib Dem Councillor Defects to the Conservatives

Cllr Carol Shaw

Cllr Carol Shaw

There has been a spate of defections in all directions in London in recent months with Labour losing the most. In Harrow nine Labour Councillors resigned the Whip leading to Labour losing control of the Council.

However, tonight has come the news that Brent Liberal Democrat Councillor Carol Shaw has defected to the Conservatives. Ten years ago Cllr Shaw crossed the floor from the Conservatives to the Lib Dems and was subsequently re-elected as a Lib Dem. However, tonight she said, “The Lib Dems promised a lot and I felt their promises would carry weight but they broke them. There were a lot of promises that didn’t materialise such as the tuition fees and the boundary changes the list goes on an on. They just didn’t deliver.”

The defection does not affect the control of the Council which is currently solidly Labour, with Lib Dems as the main opposition party.


June 10, 2013 - Posted by | National


  1. A big Borough Reading has become to take in a Lonon Councillor. Talk about clutching at straws

    Comment by steve foley | June 11, 2013 | Reply

    • Steve – dont be silly. Reading is not taking in a London Councillor. She is a Brent Cllr who has crossed the floor from Lib Dem to Conservative!

      Comment by Richard Willis | June 11, 2013 | Reply

      • If that is the best lifebelt you can find on the Tory Titanic then you must be desparate for good news. Counciiklos change frequently, indded you had two defect to Independent in your own ward. On the other hand an MP or MEP defecting is still newsworthy.

        I would have thought Ballls and Miliband saying they will also make Welfare Cuts was more worthy of your comments.

        Comment by steve foley | June 11, 2013

      • Steve – No-one is clutching at straws or looking for a lifebelt here! I report what I want to report. If you dont like it read another blog 🙂

        Comment by Richard Willis | June 11, 2013

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