Opposition attacks Coun’s defection bid

UNDER FIRE ... Coun Jane Branley.

UNDER FIRE ... Coun Jane Branley.

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THE political opposition on South Tyneside Council is more fragmented than ever, after a defection bid ended in failure.

Independent Jane Branley, who represents the Westoe ward in South Shields, recently applied for membership of the Labour Party.

But when her application came before the executive body of South Shields Constituency Labour Party at the weekend, it was unanimously rejected.

 

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