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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 AvatarStevan Rose 29th Aug - 3:26pm
    "Extraordinary stats, Stevan. Where are they from? " You requoted the source... they're votes. We had that referendum, the public thought they voted on the...
  • User Avatartonyhill 29th Aug - 3:15pm
    I like your analogy with the phone war, Caron, except that in 1940 no one thought that everything was going to come out all right,...
  • User AvatarChris Burden 29th Aug - 3:08pm
    @ Stevan Rose "60% of the population are not interested in the voting system. Two thirds of those that are interested prefer FPTP. We had...
  • User AvatarAl 29th Aug - 3:07pm
    But isn't the referendum a once in a generation thing? Don't you have to shut up, eat your cereal and accept the result so that...
  • User AvatarLorenzo Cherin 29th Aug - 3:00pm
    James King You speak such real sense ! My point is that we can agree with each other without alienating other members who are actually...
  • User Avatarpaul barker 29th Aug - 2:58pm
    I completely agree with Caron on this, our position should be unambiguous. I havent left Open Britain because they seem to be saying that they...