Good news has arrived from the London Borough of Redbridge, where it has been announced that two Labour councillors have defected to us. This increases our group there from 11 to 13 councillors.
The Liberal Democrats in Redbridge have been incredibly successful recently, with two by-election gains in Clementswood and Valentines. With the Conservatives losing their overall majority on the council in May as a result of a number of their councillors falling out over the election of the council leader, things are looking very good for the party in next year’s London elections.
Councillor Hugh Cleaver, Leader of the Liberal Democrats on Redbridge Council said:
“the addition of two more experienced and able Councillors from the south of Ilford will add significantly to the strength of the Liberal Democrats on Redbridge Council. This means that the Liberal Democrats are in a strong position to make further advances in the 2010 elections. We are the fastest growing political party in Redbridge and we have shown we can play a key role in the running of the Borough for the benefit of all our residents”
For more details, visit the Redbridge Liberal Democrats website.