Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Third Bradly Stoke Tory defects to UKIP

A third Conservative councillor on Bradley Stoke town council has defected to UKIP.

Former Mayor of Bradley Stoke, Councillor Ben Walker, defected in May along with fellow councillor, Ed Rose citing bullying within the local Conservative Party and poor policy decisions nationally as reasons for defecting.

Councillor Kim Harris gives the failure to deal with immigration, benefit reform and punishing small business owners as reasons for leaving the Tories and joining UKIP.

The make-up of Bradley Stoke Town Council is now 11 Tories, 3 UKIP and one vacancy.