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CHANGE OF PARTY LINE FOR COUNCIL CHAIRMAN


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ong-time Labour member and councillor Ron Spellen, currently Chairman of Three Rivers


District Council, has left the Labour Party and joined the Liberal Democrats. Ron will defend his seat at May‘s local elections as a Liberal Democrat. The former Labour Group Leader and


representative for Northwick ward, South Oxhey for many years, said: ―Today‘s Labour Party is not the party I joined so many years ago. It is now the Liberal Democrats who represent what I came into local politics to achieve – a determined effort to protect local people, promote their interests and consult with them about local issues.


„I have not left the Labour Party; the Labour Party has left me‟


―Three Rivers Liberal Democrats have always


put the needs and wishes of residents priority over party politics. ―The Lib Dems run the council fairly, efficiently and effectively and are willing to help


Cllr Ron Spellen and his wife Nena pictured with TRDC Leader Ann Shaw.


individuals and listen to their views. After many years as a Labour member, I now feel much more comfortable in the Liberal Democrats. ―My wife Nena, also a former Labour


Councillor and Council Chairman, feels the same way as I do and will also be standing for election as a Liberal Democrat. ―It feels as though a burden has been lifted


from me. The negative attitude of the Labour party has been weighing me down. I have not left the Labour Party; the Labour Party has left me. Cllr Ann Shaw, Liberal Democrat leader of


Three Rivers District Council, said, ―Ron has always worked tremendously hard to represent the residents of South Oxhey. ―This year he has served the council well as its


Chairman. We welcome Ron to the Liberal Democrat group and look forward to working together.‖


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