Last night Green Cllr Christina Summers was thrown out of the Green Group of councillors on Brighton & Hove City Council but remains a member of the Green Party.
The Labour Party is calling on the Green Party to end the confusion over Cllr Summers’ status and maintains that Cllr Summers cannot be considered to be truly independent as long as she remains a member of a political party.
Councillor Gill Mitchell, Leader of the Labour & Co-operative Group said;
“The residents of Hollingdean & Stanmer Ward will not understand how Councillor Summers can now sit as an Independent Councillor while still belonging to the Green Party. Councillor Summers should leave the Green Party and present herself to the residents of her ward as a true Independent and give voters the chance to re-elect her as such in a by-election if need be.”