Cllrs Dawn and Michael Skeels have both resigned from the Conservatives and joined UKIP after Douglas Carswell's principled decision to move in the same direction.
Dawn Skeels said:
We have decided to make the change with Douglas. We both feel like the Conservative Party is increasingly the private property of people like Matthew Parris, rather than local people. Douglas has always been a brilliant MP and we are proud to join him in UKIP.