Some news today that’s both very surprising and very welcome, to me at least.
Brian Haley, a very senior (in experience, not age!) Labour councillor in Haringey has joined the Liberal Democrats.
This is a real coup for Haringey Lib Dems and the wider party. I worked with Brian Haley on the North London Waste Authority and London Councils, on issues like extending recycling and protecting the Freedom Pass.
London politics can be very partisan, and changing team isn’t easy. I imagine Brian is having quite a tough time at present, but I’m certain he’s made the right choice. There are always some people in other parties you like and respect, and Brian is one of those. He will be most welcome in the Liberal Democrats.