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Conservative councillor joins Lib Dems in Harborough

As Jonathan Calder reports:

Mark Graves, who represents the Astley ward in Broughton Astley on Harborough District Council, has switched to the Liberal Democrats…

Note that I have avoided using the word “defected,” which usually appears in such stories. We are talking about local government here, not the Cold War.

Harborough FM adds:

Mark Graves has represented the Tories in his Broughton Astley constituency for over ten years.

But, after disagreeing with his party over issues such as extra housing allocation for Harborough and a Council Tax increase which was more than double what they’d promised, last week they deselected him.