Wyre's Brexit councillors form new party

Wyre's five Brexit councillors have left the party to form a new group on the council, the Wyre Alliance party.
Coun Colette FairbanksCoun Colette Fairbanks
Coun Colette Fairbanks

The councillors, all from Fleetwood and representing seats in the town, say they made the move so they would be in a better position to concentrate largely on local matters, as Britain's exit from the EU, the main objective of the Brexit party, had now been achieved.

Coun Colette Fairbanks, who represents Fleetwood's Pharos ward on Wyre, said: "I would like to thank the Brexit Party for all their support and the pressure they put on the Government to deliver Brexit.

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"A job very well done but it's time to move on to pastures new.

"Our new party, Wyre Alliance is for the benefit of all Wyre residents. We have taken politics away and plan to focus on local issues only to benefit the lives of everyone concerned.

"We will act as a community support group and will do everything we can to support anyone in need."

Coun Fairbanks, along with Coun Huw Williams, Coun David O'Neill and David Gerrard, initially won seats as UKIP representatives in the council elections last May, before switching to the Brexit Party, while former Labour member Coun Rachel George was an independent for a time before joining Brexit last year.

The councillors are now officially listed as Wyre Alliance members on Wyre Council's website.

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