“I am a former trade union branch chairman and I feel like I am coming back to my roots.
“As both a councillor and a Cabinet member, I have had the privilege of working alongside the First Minister Carwyn Jones. Under his leadership, Labour in Wales is delivering real help for Conwy. Working alongside Ed Miliband as Prime Minister in 2015 there is real hope for the future.”
“It is a pleasure to welcome Mike to Welsh Labour. We know he is someone who cares deeply about his local area and he is an important addition to our Labour group in Conwy and the party more generally. Many people, like Mike, who thought the Lib Dems stood for their interests have been badly let down by the party’s leadership and we are seeing more and more people coming back to Labour.”
“It’s particularly disappointing Coun Priestley has joined a party that has inflicted such chaos on our health service in North Wales. As a party, we have a proud record of delivery for the people of Conwy. Because of us, schools in Conwy have received millions of pounds of extra funding.”
This leads the Liberal Democrats with just four seats on Conwy council where they were once prominent .
I suppose the remaining four Liberal Democrats can claim that Councillor Priestly now resigns his Cabinet seat as Member for Highways, Environment and Sustainability as they now have none in a position of power within the ruling gtoup.
Is it worth their while being members of a coalition in which they have no reall say or maybe its time to sit with the Conservative group in opposition?