Cromer mayor joins Lib Dems weeks after leaving Labour

Cromer Mayor Tim Adams

Cromer Mayor Tim Adams . Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

A town mayor has joined the Liberal Democrats just weeks after quitting the Labour Party.

Cromer's civic leader Tim Adams teamed up with North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb at the weekend to support the party's district council candidate in the Waterside by-election.

Mr Adams revealed he has been subject to a hate campaign since announcing his decision to leave Labour last month in protest at Jeremy Corbyn's leadership.

'There has been a lot negativity from trolling on social media and anonymous letters,' he said.

'This incoherent backlash has makes me feel the decision was justified. I have had a warm welcome from the Lib Dems and enjoyed being out on the doorstep again.

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'I would love to stand as a candidate for the party and am absolutely supportive of them especially at the forthcoming by-election.

Mr Adams, 25, joined Labour when he was 18, but had not been an active member since Mr Corbyn's re-election as party leader last year.

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North Norfolk Labour Party chairman Stephen Burke said: 'Tim Adams will be sorely disappointed once he sees how his new party operates. The people of Cromer in particular need to keep a close eye on their mayor who only seems interested in furthering his own political career. The public do not like a flip-flopper.'

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