The chair of an East Riding parish council has defected from Labour to a new socialist party.
Ben Munro, chair of Thorngumbald Parish Council inHolderness, has left Labour to join the Breakthrough Party which formed earlier this year.
Cllr Murno saidLabourwas spending too much time looking backwards rather than forwards, costing it members in the process.
A Breakthrough spokesperson said Cllr Munro was the third to defect from a parish or town council since the party’s founding. Breakthrough’s website states it was formed to back workers it claimed current Labour leader Keir Starmer had abandoned in a swing to the right.
ts 10 point platform calls for a £15 an hour minimum wage, more affordable housing, public ownership of utilities, transport and broadband and introducing the proportional representation voting system.
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