Heidi Brunsdon, a Liberal Democrat West Sussex County Councillor and member of Mid Sussex district council since 2007, has defected to the Conservatives.
"I found that my politics has matured and I found myself at odds with the party I had chosen in 2007… I think there will be individuals who do think I have let them
down by defecting to the Conservatives but I think the voice I have
will be stronger."
Cllr Brunsdon, who runs her own public relations consultancy, is also a member of East Grinstead town council.