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Monday, July 09, 2007

Ealing Southall - Tories pick up new defectors

In an amazing coup, five Labour councillors in Ealing Southall have defected to Conservative and announced that they are backing Tony Lit in this month's by-election. The move means that the majority of councillors in Ealing Southall are Conservative - which must be an historic first.

The defectors come from across the constituency, with most representing the traditional Labour heartlands at the Southall end of the ward. At the same time, a previously declared Independent candidate for the by-election has announced his withdrawal in support of Tony Lit. A further independent candidate, who is already a member of the Labour party, has announced that he will not now stand against the official Labour candidate.

Further details are available on Conservativehome and the BBC.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

5 labour Councillors defecting in Southall = 5 votes at best.
Nothing to get excited over.