Saturday, 16 March 2013

Wiltshire Councillor defects to UKIP

Wiltshire Councillor and former mayor of Melksham, Cllr Rod Eaton, has defected from the Tories to UKIP.

Cllr Eaton had lost interest in the Conservatives and was considering stepping down as a councillor altogether but then realised that UKIP policies were "much closer to what the people want".
I have had it in my mind for a year or two, but have been thinking whether to stand down altogether or stand for a party I believe in.
Cllr Eaton opted for the latter (although he has resigned from Malksham Town Council) and will stand for re-election as a UKIP councillor in May.