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Cllr Sue Levell, who was leader of the Lib Dem Group on Bournemouth Borough Council has resigned from the party to become an independent. It leaves the Lib Dems with just two councillors in the borough. Her decision was prompted by her Party's u-turn in opposing a referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union.

I haven't heard of any Tory councillors resigning over the issue. That could be because 81 Tory MPs voting for the referendum despite the whip is really rather a lot. If anything it might prompt UKIP members to join the Conservatives. But among the 57 Lib Dem MPs only one of them voted to support the policy they were all elected on last year. Well done Adrian Sanders.

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