Defection roundup

Posted by David Boothroyd
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17 years ago / March 23, 2007

John Hanley, elected as a Conservative to Torbay council, has joined the Liberal Democrats. The Conservatives will continue to run the council because of the directly-elected Mayor Nick Bye, although he is said to be an Independent on the council’s website.

On Gedling borough council in Nottinghamshire, the Mayor (Councillor Allen Clarke) has joined the Conservatives from Labour, and Councillor Harvey Maddock has left the Labour Party to sit as an independent.