Ex-Welwyn Hatfield Labour councillor defects to Tory party

PUBLISHED: 07:03 12 March 2009 | UPDATED: 22:25 26 October 2009

Sam Smith is welcomed into the Tory party by borough council leader John Dean and MP Grant Shapps

Sam Smith is welcomed into the Tory party by borough council leader John Dean and MP Grant Shapps

A FORMER Welwyn Hatfield Labour councillor has defected to the Tories. Sam Smith, who was also a Labour party campaign organiser, served WGC's Haldens ward on the borough council after winning a by-election in June 2005. He stood down at the full round of

A FORMER Welwyn Hatfield Labour councillor has defected to the Tories.

Sam Smith, who was also a Labour party campaign organiser, served WGC's Haldens ward on the borough council after winning a by-election in June 2005.

He stood down at the full round of elections last year.

This week he announced he has officially joined the Conservative Party ranks.

Mr Smith said: "The higher I have risen in the Labour party, the more I have seen evidence of policy failure and a lack of morality.

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