Saturday, 13 September 2014

Labour lose control of Invercylde Council after resignation of councillor

The Labour Party have lost control of their second council this week after Inverclyde councillor, Vaughan Jones, resigned from the Labour group on the council.

Earlier this week, Cllr Helen Douglas defected from Labour to the Conservatives, losing Labour control of City of York Council. Cllr Jones' resignation from the Labour group in Inverclyde means that they only have 9 of 20 councillors and will have to form a coalition to retain control or attempt to continue with minority rule.

Cllr Jones resigned from the Labour Party after coming under pressure to stop supporting Scottish independence.