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Conservative Portsmouth councillor quits amidst claims of hate campaign

Portsmouth Conservative councillor Lee Hunt has quit the Conservative council group in a dispute over claims of a hate campaign and whether Flick Drummond, the Conservative candidate for Portsmouth South, is the right person to take on Liberal Democrat MP Mike Hancock.

The Portsmouth News reports:

A long-serving Tory councillor has quit his party after claiming he was the victim of a hate campaign.

Councillor Lee Hunt resigned as the Tory whip at a group meeting on Friday saying he could ‘no longer stomach’ his colleagues’ actions.

The Central Southsea councillor of 10 years says he was forced to quit because he spoke out against Southsea Town Council and refused to support the group’s parliamentary candidate, Flick Drummond, who is fighting Mike Hancock for his seat in the next general election.

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