“Careerist moves by Toytown politicians are one thing. You could put one of Quentin Davies’s starved sheep into an an Oxford Ward for all the practical difference it would make to the daily lives of Oxford’s ratepayers. I am completely lost, however, as to how Cameron can praise the defections of city councillors to his party, and express disgust at the same act when it is towards another party”.
This is an extract from a post on my Oxford Agenda site called Cameron swings both ways on defectors. It compares David Cameron’s disgust at the defection to Labour of Quentin Davies (and of Shaun Woodward before him) with his approval of the defection of Paul Sargent and Tia MacGregor from their Oxford City Wards Carfax and Quarry and Risinghurst.