However Mr Marsden yesterday pointed out that Labour MPs had not called for the resignation of former Conservative MPs Alan Howarth, whorepresented Stratford on Avon, or Peter Temple-Morris, who represented Leominster, when they crossed the floor
BIRMINGHAM'S last remaining Respect Party councillor has crossed the floor
to join the Labour group.
The investigation was sparked by a statement by former Nationals senator Bill O'Chee, who alleged that a News Ltd executive said he would be "taken care of" if he crossed the floor
Mohammad Asghar, the AM who crossed the floor
to join the Conservatives in the last Assembly, claimed he did so upon discovering that the party's ethos did not chime with his own passionate belief in the Royal Family and the United Kingdom.
John Bercow should have done the decent thing years ago, and crossed the floor
to join his New Labour chums.
That the reason given is because they "crossed the floor
voluntarily" does not hold water either.
'This was actually my idea,' said the former Tory who crossed the floor
of the House of Commons to become a New Labour kingpin.
"Girls stood back-to-the wall as the boys crossed the floor
, walked slowly up and down and assessed the selection on offer.
Durham County Councillor for Weardale John Shuttleworth said yesterday: "Stephen was a Liberal Democrat and he crossed the floor
to become an independent.
Once a Koirala loyalist, Deuba crossed the floor
to the rival Bhattarai camp of the NCP after he was hounded out of office in 1997.
As the MP for Newham North East, Reg Prentice as he then was, caused a political storm in 1977 when he left James Callaghan's Labour Party and crossed the floor
of the Commons to join the Conservatives.
Lorely Burt (Lib Dem Solihull) accused Labour of stage-managing the defection of Simon Slater, a councillor who crossed the floor
from the Lib Dems to Labour.