Independent Councillor joins The Labour Party to fight Coalition cuts

Labour has today announced that Redcar and Cleveland Independent Councillor David Williams has joined the Labour Party.

Councillor Williams has represented Westworth Ward on Redcar and Cleveland Council since 2007.

Councillor Williams said;


“The cuts being proposed by the Coalition government are going to devastate local services and I want to fight to defend vulnerable people in Westworth Ward and the Borough. The Comprehensive Spending Review means that local councils are facing 28% cuts in their budgets. These cuts will have an impact on the most vulnerable people in our communities. Joining Labour is the best way to fight them.


“I’ve been greatly impressed by the work and commitment of our local Labour MP, Tom Blenkinsop since his election and I look forward to working with him and Labour colleagues on the Council to campaign against these cuts.”


“I also want to play my part in ensuring we don’t end up with our own version of the ConDem coalition here in Redcar and Cleveland in next year’s elections. A Tory Lib Dem Council here won’t stand up to their government in Westminster.” 


Tom Blenkinsop, Labour’s MP for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland said;


“I am pleased to welcome Councillor Williams to the Labour Party. David is a hard-working and committed local Councillor who cares passionately about the future of this area.


I am delighted he has decided to join with the thousands of other people who have joined the Labour Party since the Coalition government was formed.”