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23-06-2009

Cllr Zoe Hopkins

News reaches The Stirrer that two councillors from opposing sides of the political spectrum are making an unexpected return to politics – Labour’s Zoe Hopkins in Birmingham and Karen Bissell, a Conservative in Sandwell.

Hopkins, in fact, has never gone away, but recently announced that she was standing down from her seat in Kingstanding owing to the pressures of work.

Remarkably, that hasn’t stopped her emerging as a candidate in Shard End, where we understand she’ll stand next time around.

A good thing too, as Hopkins would have been a real loss to local politics.

Karen Bissell, former deputy leader of the Conservatives in Sandwell, is also on the comeback trail.

She quit politics after turmoil in her private life, but is likely to emerge as a Tory candidate in 2010 in Great Barr.

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