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Four councillors quit Labour over Jeremy Corbyn

Ever since Jeremy Corbyn‘s re-election as Labour leader, there has been a steady drip drip¬†of Labour councillors and activists leaving the party. Sometimes leaving politics, sometimes moving over to the Liberal Democrats and sometimes switching to independence, as in this latest case:

Four Gloucestershire councillors have walked away from the Labour Party blaming the politics of Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters for their departure.

Councillors Paul Hiett, Roger James, Tim Gwilliam and Bill Osborne have set up their own Independent Labour group saying they no longer like the direction the official party is taking.

Sources close the local politicians say the controversial Momentum movement, which was set up to promote Corbyn’s left wing agenda at grass roots level, is partly to blame for the departures. [Gloucestershire Live]

The four made up a third of the Labour council group on Forest of Dean Council.

3 responses to “Four councillors quit Labour over Jeremy Corbyn”

  1. There are 48 F.OD. district councillors at present – but the boundaries commission proposes to reduce this to 39 and consultations on new boundaries are under way. This news guarantees some divided opinions I suspect…

  2. I found this piece of information in the Forest of Dean Council webpage:

    The Forest of Dean District Council has no overall control. The current political balance of the council is:

    21 Conservatives
    9 Labour
    5 United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP)
    4 Forest of Dean Independent Labour Group
    3 Independent
    3 Independent non-aligned
    3 Green and non-aligned Independent

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