16 May 2011

Lib Dem councilllor defects to Greens

Cllr Howard Allen joins Green Party****Green Party now has 4 seats on Solihull Council*
Shirley West Councillor, Howard Allen, has switched to the Green Party [1]having been a Liberal Democrat or Independent Liberal Democrat Councillor since 2003. Councillor Allen joins three other Green Party Councillors in Solihull to form a “gang of four”. Councillor Allen’s decision follows a string of defections and changes in allegiance by Councillors in Shirley West in the past year. Shirley West ward is now represented by one Green Party Councillor, one Labour Councillor and one Conservative. All three seats were in the hands of the LiberalDemocrats in May 2010.

The Green Party group on Solihull Council plans to work to hold the new Conservative Council to account, especially over regeneration andpreservation of green space across the Borough, key reasons for Councillor Allen’s decision to join the Green Party.

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