Saturday, February 13, 2010

Tory redundancies hit home

The Conservatives are cutting council jobs in Birmingham, but they want us to know that they are suffering too, so cuts are hitting them as well.

Cllr Les Lawrence is one of the innocent victims, but news reaches me that after 16 years of loyal , if unobtrusive, service in the ultra-safe seat of Sutton New Hall, Cllr June Fuller has been deselected by her local party in advance of the elections in May.

She is to be replaced by another of Team Alden, Dennis Byrd, when he will be returned by the voters of Sutton for wearing a blue rosette.

EDIT: the new candidate is James Bird, a senior member of Edgbaston constituency party. My mistake.


DomFisher said...

For the record, it's James Bird.

PoliticalHack said...

Duly corrected.

DomFisher said...

It is true that James has been active within Edgbaston, but he is a Suttonian.