Third Labour councillor defects to Socialist Labour Party in Barking and Dagenham
PUBLISHED: 12:42 02 April 2014 | UPDATED: 12:46 02 April 2014
Labour have lost a third councillor to Arthur Scargill’s Socialist Labour Party.
Cllr Gerald Vincent follows in the footsetps of Cllrs Barry Poulton and Jim McDermott in defecting to the trade-union supporting party.
The Heath councillor is the seventh Labour casualty in as many months, with four ex-members having recently stepped in the opposite direction to join Nigel Farage’s UK Independence party.
SLP president Andrew Jordan said it was “great” to have Cllr Vincent join his party.