Former Tory MP Andrew Pelling to stand as Labour council candidate

12th June, 2013 12:45 pm

An interesting development in Croydon, where former Tory Croydon Central MP Andrew Pelling (who joined the Labour Party in 2011) will be standing as a Labour candidate in the 2014 local elections. According to the Croydon Advertiser:

“Former Conservative MP Andrew Pelling is to be a Labour candidate at next year’s council elections, the Advertiser can reveal. The former Croydon Central MP is to stand in the crucial ward of Waddon. Mr Pelling was MP for Croydon Central from 2005 and 2010. He stood as an independent against Conservative Gavin Barwell but lost his seat – finishing fourth behind his former party colleague and the Liberal Democrat candidate.”

Official confirmation of this looks set to come later today…

  • Daniel Speight

    Of course I’m no expert, but I’ve always suspected that a lot of the problems in the Christian religion date to St. Paul’s conversion on the road to Damascus.

    • crosland

      Hmm, I thought the conversion of Saul was amongst other things to highlight that the Christian faith was intended for everyone, not just jews. So are we supposed to assume the labour party will get into problems because it is open to everyone and not just the original true adherents ??
      If that’s the case it started in the labour party a lot earlier than recent times – witness the SDP and their leaders – good old labour stock – through and through !

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