From the Socialist Unity blog
Ahmed Hussain , RESPECT councillor, former ally of George Galloway and member of the Socialist Workers Party has dramatically defected to the Tories
A former Labour supporter was one of MP George Galloway's '12 Bengali tigers' elected as a Respect councillor in 2006, and has voted against Conservative motions at the Town Hall since. He was one of four councillors to split from Galloway's Respect faction in October and remained a prominent member of the MP's bitter enemies, the SWP. Soon after that split, he instigated exploratory talks with the Lib Dems about forming a coalition with the Respect rebels.