Councillor makes another switch

Town councillor, Tracy Brown.
Town councillor, Tracy Brown.

A TOWN councillor has defected to the Labour group – her third political affiliation in less than a year.

Councillor Tracy Brown announced she was quitting the Morecambe Bay Independents just eight months after joining the party.

Councillor Brown, a teaching assistant at Poulton-le-Sands school, had previously been aligned to Evelyn Archer’s Independence 4 Morecambe group and was elected to the town council under that banner in May 2011.

The Westgate councillor - the brains behind the council’s Urban Child youth project - said she had joined Labour as a protest against the Conservative government.

“It’s my belief that this Tory-led Government promised much but has failed to deliver,” said Councillor Brown.

“I look forward to facing the challenges ahead as a member of the Labour Party campaigning in Westgate to deliver fairness even in tough times.”

The Morecambe Bay Independent party, led by town council chairman Councillor David Kerr, remain the majority group on Morecambe Town Council.