Conservatives welcome former Lib Dems

Joyce Sortwell

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Hampshire North West and Conservative frontbench MP Sir George Young has officially welcomed the Councillor for West End South Joyce Sortwell and her husband, West End Parish Councillor Graham Sortwell,both former Liberal Democrats, to the Conservative Group on Eastleigh Borough Council. Also with Sir George was Councillor Godfrey Olson (Conservative Group Leader) and Conservative PPC for Eastleigh Maria Hutchings who said:

“I am delighted to welcome Joyce to the Eastleigh Conservative Team; she will be a major asset to the Conservative Group on Eastleigh Borough Council.”

Councillor Sortwell has told how she had given the matter a lot of thought.

“This has been a big decision for me to take” she explained  “I became very disillusioned with the Liberal Democrats and feel that the Conservatives and Maria Hutchings work hard for local people and offer the right ideas for Eastleigh”

Graham Sortwell is also Chairman of Planning and Highways.

Are you disillusioned will the Liberal Democrats? Do you think the Conservatives offer the right ideas for Eastleigh? Tell us what you think!


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