Wednesday 25 November 2020


Cllr Jo Rust

The Labour councillor who went viral in March following her swimming pool antics in Spain has resigned from the party in protest at the treatment of Jeremy Corbyn.  Cllr Jo Rust was captured in an astonishing video being physically hauled out of a hotel pool and arrested by Spanish police during the country's strict coronavirus lockdown.  She was filmed by other guests who applauded as the councillor was frogmarched away shouting and screaming.

Now Jo is in the news again following her decision to join the exodus of Corbyn loyalists from the party.  She confirmed her decision in a Twitter post (see below) and will now sit as an independent councillor on Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council, where she still has two and a half years left on her current term.

Outspoken Rust is a union official and was also Labour's candidate for North West Norfolk in the 2015, 2017 and 2019 general elections, during which time the Tories extended their majority by more than 6,000.

As good a time as any to revisit Cllr Rust's unfortunate swimming pool incident...