Monday, 1 December 2008

Labour Councillor joins Lib Dems

. Small tidbit of news here....hat-tip to Alisdair Gibbs-Barton;

"Councillor Cilla Isles has joined the Liberal Democrats and left the Labour party. Cilla is a well respected local councillor, and her joining the Lib Dems now gives us 14 councillors on Blyth Valley council.

It also means that under proportionality rules we are entitled to another seat on the Cabinet.

Now either the Labour group will have to give us a portfolio, or more likely they will increase the cabinet size to 10, to retain the number of councillors they have on the cabinet.

With only 4 months of Blyth Valley Borough Council left, it is a small change, but it reflects the support for the Liberal Democrats at all levels. It’s also an endorsement for the Liberal Democrats as we continue the process of forming a working administration of the new unitary council."

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