Breaking news: Grantham councillors defect to UKIP from the Conservative Party
District councillors Mike and Jean Taylor have defected to UKIP from the Conservative Party following weeks of conflict within the Grantham and Stamford Conservative Association.
Councillor Mike Taylor, a Conservative member for 48 years, resigned this afternoon (Tuesday), also bringing his six years on the SKDC cabinet to an end. He was portfolio holder for Strategic Resources - Well Run Council.
Speaking exclusively to the Journal today, Coun Taylor said of the Grantham and Stamford Conservative Association, chaired by Coun Richard Davies: “I’m grateful to be out of their clutches.