Prominent Cumbrian Ukip councillor defects to Conservatives
A councillor who left Ukip over concerns about the party's approach to the EU referendum has joined the Conservative Party.
Mark Jenkinson, who represents Seaton on the borough and parish councils and stood as the UKIP General Election candidate for Workington last year, said the move came after Prime Minister Theresa May announced plans to implement the policies he campaigned for in the general election.
He said he was delighted to see the Prime Minister announce a roadmap for Brexit, the lifting of restrictions on grammar schools and more protection for armed forces.
Mr Jenkinson, a... read more
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