Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Three councillors defect to UKIP

Three councillors have defected to UKIP today in North Yorkshire.

Cllr Stephanie Todd announced her defection from the Tories at a press conference in Scarborough today and was joined by two independent councillors - Cllr Sam Cross and Cllr John Jay-Hanmer - who are also switching their allegiance to UKIP.

Cllr Todd sits on Richmondshire District Council and Cllr Cross and Cllr Jay-Hanmer sit on Scarborough Borough Council.

This brings the total number of councillors who have defected to UKIP this year to 18 - 13 Tories (an average of one a week), 1 Lib Dem, 3 independents and one local party.