It's all happening in Cornwall. First we have Cllr Jan Powell defects from the Conservatives to the Lib Dems. Now Cllr Loic Rich has defected from Mebyon Kernow, a Cornish nationalist grouping, to the Conservatives.

Cllr Rich says:

"I found it very frustrating being in a party that, along with the opposition parties, seemed to be in deliberate denial of the UK's economic and social needs."

When I was on holiday on Polzeath in January I was asked if I had come from England which rather brought home the strength of Cornish identity.

Welcome aboard to Cllr Rich.