Former Liberal Democrat turned Green councillor for Shirley West, Howard Allen, will be the only member of his party standing for election in the Shirley area, he says this is in order to hold the Conservatives to account over Parkgate.
REGARDING Sainbury’s, at last Wednesday’s planning meeting, Dorridge’s three ward councillors let down the 1,000+ constituents who did not want such a large store here by sitting on the fence and making out that the community was split down the middle.
“DELIGHTED!” That’s the message from Solihull’s Green Party as – in a surprise announcement – Shirley West Councillor, Howard Allen confirmed he had defected to the group, bringing its tally of Green’s on Solihull Council to four.
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