TamworthI missed this story from the Tamworth Herald a month ago about Cllr Gerry Pinner defecting from the Conservatives to Labour.

Cllr Pinner says:

"Over recent months it has not been a secret that I have become more and more disillusioned with the Conservative-led Government at Westminster, as well as the lack of leadership and direction provided by the Conservative group here in Tamworth."

He had already been deselected as a candidate for next year's election.

The Tamworth Herald reports:

After reading his statement, Cllr Pinner gathered his possessions and made his way across the floor – only to return to gather his car keys.

Tamworth Borough Council still has a substantial Conservative majority.