Bournemouth Conservative councillor switches to LibDems

The Bournemouth Daily Echo reports:

A BOURNEMOUTH councillor has defected from the Conservatives to the Liberal Democrats, claiming the “controlling” Tory group would not let him speak his mind.

Cllr Michael Griffiths, who represents Littledown and Iford, claims crucial council decisions are made by a “ruling clique” and that Conservative councillors are “whipped” into agreeing.

He cited the issues of Townsend School, the town centre master vision and the plans to outsource council services as examples where councillors were not allowed to question decisions.

He is also critical of David Cameron and his performance as Conservative leader.

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