Cllr Ron Cockings, a councillor on both Warwickshire County Council and Stratford-on-Avon District Council has defected from the Lib Dems to the Conservatives. He is a strong supporter of the coalition nationally and wanted to be involved in the same "constructive approach" which he says is "in contrast to the Lib Dems locally." Welcome aboard.

Why isn't it the lead item on the BBC?