Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Waverley Councillor defects to UKIP

Waverley borough councillor, Elliot Nichols, has defected from the Tories to UKIP.

Cllr Nichols said that while he is eurosceptic, that isn't the reason he joined UKIP - he has joined UKIP because "it is the only party that takes aspiration seriously" and because the Tories no longer reflects the concerns of its grass roots members.

UKIP's candidate in the Eastleigh by-election, Cllr Diane James, also sits on Waverley Borough Council changing the balance of the council to 53 Conservative, 2 UKIP and 1 Independent.  Once again UKIP is the real opposition.