Cromer Mayor quits Labour Party in protest against Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership
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A town mayor has resigned from the Labour Party in protest at the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn.
Cromer's civic leader Tim Adams made the announcement this week in an email sent to members of the party's north Norfolk branch. Mr Adams, 25, said: 'I joined the party when I was 18 and have become disillusioned with the current leadership.
'Everyone knows that the party will fail, there is a large membership but looking at it without rose-tinted glasses it is clear that Labour is in decline. The younger members who joined with hopes and dreams for the future are destined to be let down. I did not represent Labour on the town council, but am now a completely free agent.'
Mr Adams' resignation comes months before county elections in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire in May. The poll will be seen as a key electoral test for all the parties, but particularly for Mr Corbyn, who has been trailing in the opinion polls.
North Norfolk Labour party chairman Stephen Burke said: 'Labour is very strong in north Norfolk. We have 700 members, which is treble the number in 2015, and the party is going from strength to strength.'