Throwing your toys out of the pram...
is never attractive.
Ealing Councillor Gurcharan Singh has demonstrated why he didn't get on Labour's shortlist for the Southall by-election by defecting to the Tories.
It's a shame, as he has been around a long time and been the local GLA candidate on at least one occasion.
But he doesn't seem to have worked out that not everyone can be an MP - particularly if you don't perform well in your NEC by-election panel interview - and that being a member of a political party is about what you believe in, not what position you want.
The Tories may find they get more than they bargained for as their rather less robust constituency association structures may not be well suited to dealing with Cllr Singh's heavy-handed style of factional/communal politics.
"Should cowards flinch, and traitors sneer, we'll keep the red flag flying here."