Former Tory councillor joins Liberal Democrats

John Yaxley, elected as a Conservative councillor in Caradon District Council in 2003, has (after a period as an independent) now joined the Liberal Democrats: “I believe that they now clearly offer the only credible voice for the people of South East Cornwall.”

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  • it's a two-horse race - the Lib Dems can't win here 12th Jan '07 - 10:48pm

    Who? You really are scrapping the bottom of the barrel, aren’t you Mark?

  • Cabinet Member for the Environment. So not exactly an obscure back bench councillor 🙂

  • it's a two-horse race - the Lib Dems can't win here 12th Jan '07 - 11:01pm

    In some obscure borough in Cornwall. The fact that he left the Conservatives and sat as an Indy before joining the Dim Lebs, does not count as a Conservative defection. The headline should read “Independent joins Dim Lebs”. So far 7 Lib Dem parliamentary candidates have actually defected to the Conservatives as have scores of councillors, activists and supporters(-:

    I’m more than happy for you to ‘gain’ the odd Independent or nutter from the 2 main parties, if that means real sensible liberals continue to join us.

  • Clearly a troll and not a pixie. Only a troll would be so crass to call a Cornish local authority “obscure”. It isn’t “obscure” to the people who live there. Ah, but more of them vote Lib Dem than Tory which, I suppose, makes all the difference, at least to a troll.

  • I notice from another evil site that an Independent joined the Tories this week too – are we seeing a general delcine in Independent Councillors etc. Does anyone have figures? It seems a great many cite wanting to be part of a group!

  • it's a two-horse race - the Lib Dems can't win here 13th Jan '07 - 12:15pm


  • Sosinadin Soninasai 13th Jan '07 - 10:29pm

    Yeah, RACIST. The Cornish are a bunch of stupid yokels who eat too much fish, and are so brain dead they elect 5 Lib Dem MPs. They come somewhere close to bottom in the Tory ethnic hierarchy. Just above Travellers and African asylum-seekers, I guess.

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