Lib Dem Councillor Defects to the Conservatives
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.