Shock news in Battle Ward, Cllr Tony Jones has resigned from the Labour Party to become an independent.
He discusses it at his website
I wonder if the Tories and Lib Dems will approach him about joining their parties, with the council in no overall control, his vote will become more important.
'I now have two years to discover if there is room for an independent voice in local politics, or whether things inevitably must fall back to the national parties playing their pieces and the yah-boo pointlessness of most council meetings.'
He sounds disilusioned with his party, and thats no surprise, their voters are deserting them. Some members who left years ago have joined the Greens.
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