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The senior Labour councillor too embarrassed to admit his party affiliation

The Labour councillor who is chairman of Labour-controlled Lancashire County Council is one Alan Whittaker and he is defending his county council seat - which he held in 2005 with a majority of, er, 7 - at the elections in June.

Yet he would appear to be somewhat embarrassed about being a member of the Labour Party at what is hardly his party's finest political hour.

Below are the two sides of his latest publicity leaflet, which fail to mention anywhere the fact that he is a Labour councillor (and the red rose is of course there as an emblem of Lancashire rather than the Labour Party).

Are there other examples out there of Labour councillors reticent about declaring their party affiliation in the run-up to the forthcoming elections?

Jonathan Isaby
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