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Tory member of 60 years defects to Labour as he's sick of the way poor people are being treated

Former head of David Cameron's local Tory branch defects to Labour



Bob Hayward joined the Conservatives as a teenager but resigned his membership after more than 60 years over concerns for the "poor and needy"
UPDATE: The picture we used earlier was of the wrong Bob Haywood we apologise for any inconvenience.

A former head of David Cameron's local Tory branch has abandoned the party and defected to Labour.

The Mirror reported that Bob Hayward joined the Conservatives as a teenager but resigned his membership after more than 60 years over concerns for the "poor and needy".

Now he will cast his vote for Duncan Enright, the long-shot Labour candidate in the Witney by-election to find a replacement for the quitting ex-PM.


The former Chipping Norton branch chair said he was with Mr Cameron when he revealed his leadership bid in 2005.

But he felt "uncomfortable" voting Tory at the same time as pledging himself to religious group Christians Against Poverty.

He s…

BREAKING: Two Labour anti-Corbyn MP's resign

Two Labour MPs have resigned from the shadow whips' office, just days after party leader Jeremy Corbyn reshuffled his frontbench team.


Holly Lynch and Conor McGinn have resigned, it was confirmed on Sunday.
Mr Corbyn's decision to replace long-standing chief whip Dame Rosie Winterton with her predecessor Nick Brown was met with some surprise.

No reasons for Sunday's resignations have been given. Mr Corbyn's spokesman thanked them for their service.

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