Thursday, 3 April 2014

Wolverhampton Lib Dem Councillor defects to UKIP

The former Lib Dem mayor of Wolverhampton defected to UKIP yesterday.

Picture: Express & Star
Cllr Malcolm Gwinnett was elected as leader of the three member Lib Dem group on Wolverhampton City Council in May last year but was deselected to fight for re-election after the local party decided to bring their selection process forward to coincide with his heart transplant operation.

Cllr Gwinnett said that the Lib Dems are out of touch with local people on subjects such as immigration and the HS2 white elephant. His defection leaves the Lib Dems with just two councillors on the city council with an expected wipe out in the elections next year when their seats are up for grabs.