Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Senior Tory defects to Labour over 42-days...

A senior Tory has defected to Labour accusing David Cameron of trying to score political points above the national interest.

The final straw for Cllr Les Byrom CBE, was David Cameron's failure to support the Govermment in today's Commons vote on extending pre-trial detention to a maximum 42 days.

Cllr Byrom has written to David Cameron to resign from the Conservative party, saying the Tory line on pre-trial detention is

"typical of a general approach to the serious issues our nation faces and one I can no longer support".
Cllr Byrom is a big player in North West politics as Leader of Sefton Council for almost 15 years and the Conservatives' North West Regional Assembly Group Leader.

Good to see another top Tory no longer prepared to put up with David Cameron's shallow salesmanship and failure to deal with the serious issues facing the country.

Welcome to Labour Les.

More HERE.

1 comment:

Richard said...

In the interests of balance, some of the details uncovered by Iain Dale here show a very different set of motives.

Cllr Byrom is simply chucking his toys out of the pram at the loss of his train set, it seems...