More progressive district council?

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Regarding Cllr Howson’s defection to UKIP (Express, April 12) Ruth O’Keeffe says she will continue to work with the Tories and the Liberal Democrats.

More to the point, will she “come off the fence” and help secure a more progressive council to represent Lewes?

With the Tories now being one seat short of a majority and the two defectors to UKIP clearly hostile to the Tories, much is going to depend on what Ruth O’Keeffe does.

Is she going to help secure a more progressive council with more Lib Dem influence, or is she going to prop up the Tories? People in Lewes have a right to know.

Joyce Bell

Liberal Democrat County Council Candidate for Lewes