Council leader among 10 councillors to leave Labour party

Published date: 03 September 2014 |
Published by: Staff reporter
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THE Leader of Wrexham Council is among a group of 10 councillors to leave the Labour party.

Cllrs Neil Rogers, Michael Williams, David Griffiths, Bernie McCann, I David Bithell, Geoff Lowe, Malcolm Taylor, Barbara Roxburgh, Steve Wilson, and Andy Williams issued a joint statement describing their position in the group as “untenable”.

The statement said: “Today our position in the Labour Group has become untenable. Regrettably, it leaves us with no alternative but to leave the Labour Party. For many of us it is a very sad day.

“However, we cannot continue to be negatively influenced within the Labour Group on issues that affect the lives of the people of Wrexham. We have informed the Labour Whip and Chair of our decision today.”

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  1. Posted by: maelor casual at 15:59 on 03 September 2014 Report

    Well done Councillors, your beginning to see the light. You could put a Clown up for election in Wrexham and the people would vote for it if its LABOUR. Wrexham People don't change. Even when Labour almost made the Country Bust.

  2. Posted by: dukedom at 17:11 on 03 September 2014 Report

    Please, please, Flintshire next!

  3. Posted by: kevinweston11 at 17:21 on 03 September 2014 Report

    Common sense in politics. Great news. There must be another 10 in Flintshire.

  4. Posted by: MrWJones at 10:27 on 04 September 2014 Report

    As a Labour Party member I have to say I'm shocked to learn of all this.Whilst I have concerned myself with shall we say more worldwide matters in recent weeks,to learn of all this is rather like returning home and finding your house is on fire!

  5. Posted by: touchwood at 23:16 on 04 September 2014 Report

    all I can say councillor neil rogers is one of the best labour councillors in Wrexham and as been doing is best for the people all the time he as been on the council just hope the people of Wrexham keep him on the council now hes not in the labour party chris maher

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