After the coup on Swansea council where Labour's Council Leader Coun Phillips unexpectedly stepped down from his post ain order to “focus on building Swansea’s regional and national profile come news that
Ten Wrexham councillors, including council leader Neil Rogers, have quit the Labour group and the Labour Party.
Mr Rogers blamed "interference" in Labour group meetings by unelected local party "liaison officers".
With 23 members, Labour was the biggest group on the council, running the authority with independent councillors.
A Welsh Labour spokesman said: "This is a disappointing decision. Further discussions will take place over the coming days."
Mr Rogers told BBC Wales that staff from Welsh Labour headquarters in Cardiff were not involved in the interference.
He accused the liaison officers of having "their own personal agenda" rather than "what's best for the people of Wrexham".
"When we go out there we have to be united as a party, and I feel over the last few months we have not been," he said.
This is the third leader to quit since Labour stormed int out Town Hall in many parts of Wales in 2011.
There's clearly something wrong and alarm bells mist be ringing at Cardiff Labour HQ as it begins to look like the Party may be falling apart.
As Lady Bracknell may have put it
Labour have had a god run in Wales holding most of thier seats in Council Byelections (Plaid in the Vale of Glalmorgan is the only one I can think off) but one wonders how long this will continue?