News is coming in that two Labour Councillors have quit their party.
Six months ago two Tory Councillors, including a former Leader, quit the Conservatives.
This seems to be a trend of almost biblical proportions.
Three other Labour Councillors have quit since 2015 causing by elections in the Micklegate, Hull Road and Holgate wards.
The Labour Group Leader also quit his role only a few months into the life of the new Council
Labour have been ineffectual both locally and nationally for some time, so the move is not entirely unexpected.
It leaves the balance of the Council as
- Labour – 13 seats
- LibDem – 12 seats
- Tory – 12 seats
- Green – 4 seats
- Independent Conservatives – 2 seaqts
- Independent socialists – 2 seats
- Independents – – 2 seats.
A LibDem/Tory coalition currently runs the Council, providing the only glimmer of stability in the political turmoil that has descended onto the York Council.. .