Councilors Jill Burnett and Paul Waring have both left resigned from the Labour Party in Newcastle under Lyme according to a report on BBC Radio Stoke.
The councilors have resigned as they has not been selected to stand for election again for their seats in the May elections. The station reports that some quite strong comments were made from these members who accused a small number in the Labour Party of only looking after their self interests and not representing the best interests of local residents.
This now means that Labour no longer has a majority on Newcastle Borough Council and also leaves open the possibility that ex Newcastle Borough Council Leader Gareth Snell could stand for election in the local area. This is after he moved wards and failed to get elected, losing both times to UKIP. If this is the case, lets hope that UKIP can once again unseat the man who has given nothing to Kidsgrove and clearly just wants any seat that Labour believe is easy to win.
Only time will now tell who stands in the election, however our suggestion above could very well happen in the logical world of local politics.