A former Labour candidate has angrily quit the party after being banned from standing in May's council elections.
Cranford resident Sukhdev Singh Maras resigned his membership after 11 years saying he was "disheartened" by the introduction of candidates from outside the area and he found the MP's expenses scandal embarrassing.
He has previously stood for election for the party, but was not allowed to do so again this year because he campaigned for election as an independent in 2006.
Mr Maras fired off a resignation letter to director of the London Labour Party, in which he wrote: "I am very much disappointed and disheartened with the way the Feltham and Heston Constituency Labour Party and the London Labour Party is managed and functioning. Due to this local management of the Labour Party I feel disheartened, claustrophobic and suffocated and I do not feel I belong to the party any more."
Mr Maras hit out at the party's introduction of candidates from outside the area who he says "have no time no time for the constituents and have hardly done any case work for the constituents".
And he added: "It really shames me and exhibits greed of some who have misused the system to their personal advantage."
Mr Maras is now preparing to stand for The Beavers and Cranford Party, a new organisation which only gained assent from the Electoral Commission within the last six months.
Labour's group leader on Hounslow Borough Council, Cllr Jagdish Sharma, said: "As far as people joining the party and leaving the party is concerned, people have the liberty to do whatever they like. If someone in the party was not performing he should have made a complaint if he was not happy, to me as the Labour group party leader. As far as expenses are concerned, I also feel angry as to why some people have taken so much money, those people responsible have taken the appropriate action on this matter."
A spokesman for London Labour added: "He [Mr Maras] is clearly disappointed that his application to stand as a Labour Party candidate in this May's Borough Council elections was unsuccessful. He was rejected by his peers in Hounslow and rejected again by an independent regional appeals panel.
"His complaint that Labour lost control of Hounslow Council in 2006 is misplaced as he seems to have forgotten that he personally campaigned to stop Labour winning by standing as an independent candidate when he was rejected by the voters of Cranford."