Leaving a sinking ship to join..? December 7, 2016Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
IEL mentioned it yesterday and there was also an interesting snippet in the SBP at the weekend on the tale of one Patrick McKee, a former FF councillor who joined RENUA last year, ran for election for them in both the by-election that year and the election earlier this year – on neither occasion winning, and who only some weeks back departed from his new home, as the SBP notes ‘removing all references to the party from his website and social media’.
And where’s he headed now? Why in his own words he says ‘I am exploring the possibility of rejoining FF’. He may have a rocky road, apparently being not ‘very complimentary’ about FF when all was exciting back in the day, er last year, in RENUA. But be that as it may is there any chance this represents a broader trend of consolidation around FF across the next few years? Will we see a slow trickle of former FFers who jumped away in the wake of the crisis and with the appearance of potential alternative political homes return to their original party?