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Labour councillor defects to Croydon Conservatives

"Labour councillor Greta Sohoye made a dramatic defection to Croydon’s Conservative party last night, during a fiery meeting at the Town Hall. She claimed local Labour leader Tony Newman had marginalised and ignored ethnic minority councillors, adding a recent speech made by Conservative cabinet member Gavin Barwell had made up her mind to cross the floor. The Bensham Manor ward councillor is the second Labour member to defect to the Tories since March 2008, when Thornton Heath councillor Mike Mogul switched sides in what was dubbed “snatch of the day”."

More in the Croydon Guardian.


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