Yet one more local official had defected to UKIP: In Cheshire West, it it a former deputy leader of the local council and former Tory, Brian Silvester.
Clr Silvester added: “I am joining UKIP because I think it is time for a fresh start in Cheshire East with a new party.
“Since the new council was formed in 2009 it has reeled from one disaster to another. The current Conservative leadership of the council is treating local electors with contempt.
“They believe that they will get re-elected no matter how many times they ignore the concerns of local residents or damage their interests.
“UKIP are now a recognised powerful alternative to the LibLabCon parties. UKIP have shown nationally they can pick up votes from all the three old parties and also win votes from those who given up on politics because the other three main parties are now all the same.
“In 2015 UKIP across Cheshire East will be a viable alternative that voters can unite behind to throw out those councillors who have let them down so badly.”
“I believe that UKIP will become a major force on the Cheshire East Council after the 2015 elections. I would urge members of the other groups on the council to consider joining the UKIP group and be part of the fresh start for Cheshire East.”
This respected councillor is a true patriot. I believe that Silvester is the start of a lot more defections to UKIP, the one political party that stands with Great Britain.