Dave Arthur, the former Green Party parliamentary candidate for Chatham and Aylesford in 2010, has today joined the Labour Party.
Dave who is 41 and lives in Chatham decided to join the party following the election of Cllr Vince Maple as the new Medway Labour Group Leader last week.
Dave said, “I see this as a political homecoming – the Labour Party are offering a clear alternative to the Tory-led coalition’s programme which is damaging the community I care about. Having a fair deal on issues like energy, transport, jobs and tax is important to me and I look forward to campaigning with the Medway Labour team on progressing these and other policies”
Vince said, “It is great to welcome Dave to the Labour team. It shows that our party is offering a positive alternative. Voters from across the community can see Labour under Ed Miliband’s leadership nationally, and the new Medway Leadership team locally, standing up for a fair deal in these tough times.”