(Enforced) defection roundup

Posted by David Boothroyd
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16 years ago / August 8, 2008

Two councillors have had an enforced change of allegiance recently. Robert Benson, elected as a Conservative to Harrow borough council from Harrow Weald ward, pleaded guilty to having sex in a public lavatory on Wednesday and has been suspended from the Conservative group.

Jahangir Hanif, elected as a Scottish National Party councillor to Glasgow city council in Southside Central ward, has been suspended from the SNP group after being shown taking his children for AK47 practice on a family holiday.