Tuesday, 7 August 2012
MBI Councillor jumps ship and joins Labour councillors
Tracy Brown, who has been an Morecambe Bay Independent Town Councillor for Westgate since 2011, has announced she’s resigning from the MBI Party and joining the Labour group on Morecambe Town Council with immediate effect.
The respected Westgate councillor - a teaching assistant who has a special interest in youth issues and is married to a serving soldier- says the Government ‘is increasingly out of touch on issues as varied as childrens services, housing and defence' and has decided to join the Labour Party.
"It’s my belief that this Tory-led Government promised much but has failed to deliver," says Tracy, who was the driving force behind establishing the urban child project on Morecambe Town Council. "The Big Society needs big-hearted people to do what’s right for all and in particular for those in disadvantaged communities.
"I want to actively campaign in those areas that are most in need of help.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."
"I’m very pleased that Tracy is joining the Labour party here in Morecambe," commnted Labour Group Leader and Vice-Chair of the Council, Darren Clifford, "And I know she will make a positive contribution.
"I’m looking forward to having her support in campaigning for the young people of Morecambe."