Dear Andrew, I’ve joined the Labour Party. Rumble.

FIVE months after leading the Conservatives to an “amazing victory” in the Camden Town and Primrose Hill by-election, candidate Nigel Rumble emails Tory group leader Andrew Mennear to say he has resigned his membership and joined the Labour Party. The message from the George Clooney lookalike, also once of the Liberal Democrats, reads:

Dear Andrew,

With considerable consideration and thought I hereby write to you as leader of Camden Conservative group to inform you that with immediate effect I resign from the Conservative Party.

The reasons are fundamentally based on a breach of trust that I had with Prime Minister David Cameron developed during the pre 2010 and post 2010 Coalition agreements concerning the NHS and specifically the stated pledge from DC which I can bear witness to in Manchester 2009 and 2011 at Conference “the Conservative Party is the party for the NHS”. As a member of both the Imperial College NHS Trust and the Hampstead Royal Free Hospital Trust I can no longer be party to the implementation of the “poorly thought out” NHS Reform Bill and continuing dismantling of the NHS to the private sector.

With this in mind and my absolute pledge at the doorsteps to local residents of both Belsize Park and Camden Town with Primrose Hill wards to support the NHS and always do the right thing. The time has now come for me to do the honourable and the ‘right thing’ which is to divorce my self from both the Conservative and Liberal Democrats Coalition parties.

As of Friday 5th October I have joined the Labour Party as a fully paid up member. I will continue the campaign to save and secure the NHS for this and future generations to come.

Yours sincerely

Nigel Rumble

Belsize Park

CC: Prime Minister David Cameron

8 Comments on Dear Andrew, I’ve joined the Labour Party. Rumble.

  1. Chris Knight // October 8, 2012 at 3:14 pm //

    Sorry to read this!
    Nigel is a man of great principal,and I am sure he will be a great asset to the Labour Party.

  2. If he genuinely cared about the NHS why was he not already a member of the Labour Party?

  3. Only the Greens to go…. Or will he jump back to the right to take in UKIP next time?

    • Chris Knight // October 8, 2012 at 5:41 pm //

      Maybe he will follow the now infamous Alexis Rowell who jumped ship from Labour to Lib Dem and then to the Green party!

      As Spike Milligan said “people who live in glass houses should pull the curtains before dropping their trousers”!

  4. racing down // October 8, 2012 at 7:16 pm //

    -and so , once again, nigel has tumbled.
    btw richard, george clooney resemblance / you on acid ?

    • Richard Osley // October 8, 2012 at 10:24 pm //

      His words, not mine. Nigel wrote a blog about how he had been mistaken for George Clooney.

  5. Keith Sedgwick // October 13, 2012 at 11:54 am //

    Would that be the “Good Night, And Good Luck” George Clooney?

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