A trio of local council news:
- Andrew Reeves reports on the sacking of a Scottish Labour councillor William O’Rourke over his comments about rape. Credit to Labour. The Labour Party looks to have moved much more quickly and firmly than the Conservatives did in the recent similar case of Bill Aitken.
- Horsham Conservative councillor Keith Shepherd has switched to the Liberal Democrats.
- Eastleigh councillor Keith Day has quit the Liberal Democrats and is now sitting as an independent.