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Norfolk’s Green Group Leader defects… to the Tories

Courtesy of Andrew Sinclair, BBC East’s political correspondent

Philip Hardy, the Group Leader for the Greens on Norfolk County Council, and councillor for Thorpe Hamlet has defected to the Conservatives, the first Green councillor thought to have done so. Elected to the council in 2009, he gained the seat from the Liberal Democrats, before becoming Group Leader in July last year.

From the Eastern Daily Press;

Derrick Murphy, leader of Norfolk County Council hailed Mr Hardy’s move as a “major coup”. He said: “Philip is a fantastic councillor who has already managed to make Norfolk a better place through his work on

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  • User AvatarEd Shepherd 24th Nov - 8:10am
    "The bulk of their expenditure goes on things like food (no VAT )" VAT is charged on many foodstuffs. Poor people will need to buy...
  • User AvatarJulian Gibb 24th Nov - 12:16am
    Principals above party - so refreshing. Westminster has created a tribal culture within political parties. Deny it,bury it, ignore it is the norm for ALL...
  • User AvatarMartin Gentles 24th Nov - 12:13am
    What's with all the right leaning liberals leaving the party. Weird considering their recent relative successes.
  • User AvatarCharlotte Henry 23rd Nov - 11:58pm
    Hello there! Nice to see I'm still causing a stir, even outside the LD's ;-) I'll be honest, while I was surprised to see my...
  • User AvatarJulian Gibb 23rd Nov - 11:52pm
    Here is the reason that the party is and will be punished so badly. Danny Alexander is a Tory supporting Tories. He will lose his...
  • User AvatarJohn 23rd Nov - 11:46pm
    Come off it, Nicholas! The Tory Group Leader deserves no credit whatsoever. All she is doing is to grab a quick headline, and throwing a...