Labour's blogging councillor Nottingham is reporting a local coup, with Thanet Labour Group leader, Richard Nicholson standing down and being replaced by the immaculately coiffured 'Nu -Labour' "Clive Hart, who defeated David Green after a friendly and comradely campaign".
Cllr Nottingham reports that other new officers are Deputy Leader Peter Campbell, Chair Steve Ward, and Chief Whip Alan Poole. The new Shadow Cabinet consists of Peter Campbell, Michelle Fenner, Dave Green, Iris Johnston and John Watkins.
Reportedly "Richard Nicholson is taking a well deserved rest to become a backbencher" and reports of comradely shots being heard following the meeting are quite untrue.
I rather wonder if Gordon Brown will soon follow his example, the difference between the two men being that people will miss comrade Cllr Nicholson's solid leadership of Thanet Labour but possibly not the premiership of Gordon Brown when it finally happens.