Time for Sefton Conservatives to get their house in order
It it time for the Conservative party in Sefton to wake up and smell the coffee.
The latest spat, which has driven a huge wedge through the party, was yesterday's news of the suspension of Cllrs Sir Ron Watson, David Pearson, and Tom Glover and seen the defection of Alf Doran to UKIP.
About a year ago we reported another rift which left Brenda Porter's campaign to become Southport MP in total dissaray.
Southport MP John Pugh is popular with local voters, but it is a seat the Tories could be challenging for.
In fact the Tories got a smaller share of the vote in last year's general election, than in 2005. And Mr Pugh almost doubled his majority.
The electorate does not like divided parties that seem more concerned about arguing among themselves than doing what they were elected to do - represent their views.
The Conservatives cannot hope to challenge for Southport until they get their house in order.