- Wed Sep 23, 2015 10:10 am #429901
A thread to chart who's coming and who's going since Corbyn became leader
A Liberal Democrat councillor has defected to Labour in support of Jeremy Corbyn, becoming Richmond's first Labour councillor in more than 13 years.
Teddington Councillor Jennifer Churchill, partner of the borough's former Lib Dem leader and fellow Councillor Stephen Knight, said new party leader Tim Farron "doesn't seem to stand for anything".
She also criticised her former party for "parroting Tory economic propaganda".
Coun Churchill told the Richmond and Twickenham Times, in her first interview since defecting: "I wouldn’t say [it has been coming] for a long time – when Jeremy Corbyn was elected, it became a real possibility.
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Neil Williams, Gillingham & Rainham Parliamentary Candidate for the Green Party, has joined Labour.
In his letter of resignation he cited the election of Jeremy Corbyn as his deciding factor for joining Labour.
Neil said “I’m pleased to be joining Medway Labour, their local track record of campaigning on issues like improving our local hospital and standing up for local high streets is impressive. Also, I firmly believe that in Jeremy Corbyn there is a future Labour Prime Minister who will fight for a genuinely fairer, more equal society”
Cllr Vince Maple, Medway Labour Leader said “It is great to welcome Neil to the Labour Party. Neil, like many others across Medway, have been impressed by Jeremy Corbyn’s determination to bring about a fairer society. I look forward to being out on the doorstep campaiging alongside Neil and many other new members and activists.” http://www.medwaylabour.org.uk/2015/09/ ... our-party/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;