Conservative councillor joins Lib Dems in Portsmouth

From the Portsmouth News:

THE youngest member of the Dinenage dynasty has turned her back on the Conservative party.

With less than a fortnight to go until she stands down as a ward councillor for Milton, Sarah Dinenage has defected to Portsmouth’s Lib Dems.

The 30-year-old sister of Gosport Tory MP Caroline – and daughter of TV veteran Fred – claimed that bitter divisions within the local Tory party had driven her out.

She also said she was following her friend and former campaign manager, Cllr Lee Hunt, who defected in 2009…

Miss Dinenage said: ‘Portsmouth’s Tories have spent a lot of time fighting among themselves rather than fighting the opposition or getting things done. There were times when I really didn’t want to attend meetings.’

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