Tories gain control of Harrogate after Lib Dem defection

ConservativeHome reports:

The Conservative have gained overall control of Harrogate Council, it has previously been run as a Conservative minority administration. This has come about as a result of the defection of from the Lib Dems. The Lib Dem defector Cllr John Wren. He represents the Woodfield ward on Harrogate Borough Council and the Bilton Nidd Gorge ward on North Yorkshire County Council.

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  • David from Ealing 25th Oct '08 - 8:40am

    I gather that two other councillors in Shropshire have also defected to the Tories. Oh dear.

  • I get the impression that the general trend in recent times has been from Lib Dems to Tories – not sure it tells us much, except that people who are more interested in personal advancement than principle will head in the direction of easiest re-election !!!

    Of course people who are elected under a party label should offer themselves for re-election if they defect to another party. But they won’t !!!

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