Three councillors in Cheshire have quit the Liberal Democrats over the economic policies of the Government...
...meanwhile, down the road in Manchester, a city councillor has followed suit.
The beginning of this month saw a the Lib Dems fall to their lowest score in the polls since 2007 - just 11%, according to YouGov.
UPDATE 7 SEPTEMBER:
A Tory councillor has now defected straight to Labour - again over cuts.