Cllr Colin Race announced his defection at a meeting of Bishop Auckland Town Council today and heaped criticism on his former colleagues in the Labour Party.
Year-on-year it has become increasingly clear that Labour are neglecting voters and taking us all for granted.
The Labour Party that I once knew – the party that stuck up for the working families, is no more. We have a cosy consensus of politicians in Westminster who spend more time patting each other on the back, than representing the people who pay their wages at the end of the month.
Here in the North East we have the highest rates of unemployment in the country, how are my kids meant to get a job when our political class support open door mass immigration from 27 other EU member states?