The biggest political turncoat in Britain?
Councillor, from South Tyneside, constantly changing colours
Please let me introduce Councillor Ian Proud, who represents the Denton ward on Newcastle City council I believe that he has featured in this blog somewhere in the past. Ian is originally from Jarrow and is a former work colleague of mine in South Shields, and I even photographed his wedding! I think he may now be described as a political chameleon, he changes his disguises at every election by the looks of it.
Having started his political journey as a member of the Conservative Party in Jarrow, he left South Tyneside to take up residence in Newcastle some years ago and from that point he has “re-invented” himself regularly, four years ago he was elected as a Lib-Dem, then he crossed the floor to the Labour Party, latterly he sat as an Independent, and now news reaches the Corner Shop that he has now joined UKIP!
No wonder he wears a coat of many colours – is he the best example of being Britain’s biggest political turncoat councillor? Do you know of any others with such a strong claim?