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Guardian – Sedgefield aide turns against Blair: An anti-war candidate standing against Tony Blair in Sedgefield won the backing of a senior Labour official in the prime minister’s constituency today. Dave Cattell, a Labour member for 30 years and a member of the executive committee in Sedgefield, announced he was quitting the party to join the campaign staff of independent candidate Reg Keys… His defection came a day after former MI5 officer David Shayler pulled out of the Sedgefield race. Mr Shayler appealed to other parties to withdraw their candidates to give Mr Keys a better chance of deposing Mr Blair.