Morecambe town council rivalry explodes

Coun Evelyn Archer 1
Coun Evelyn Archer 1

A BITTER town council rivalry has exploded again after a political leader accused an adversary of “dirty tricks” over the upcoming Westgate by-election.

Evelyn Archer is furious after the Morecambe Bay Independents (MBIs) “trademarked” the name of her own political group Independence 4 Morecambe (I4M).

The MBIs registered the term with the Electoral Commission, blocking Mrs Archer’s group from standing under the I4M name in the Morecambe Town Council by-election on December 22.

“It’s dirty tricks,” said Mrs Archer.

“At the moment we’re in limbo. We created the name ourselves. I’m asking the town clerk to find out where we stand legally.”

See The Visitor (29-11-11) for full story.