One councillor defected from the Lib Dems and an independent councillor has also joined the Conservatives.
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Cllr Lumley joins the Conservatives – to help defeat UKIP and their “cheap sound bites”.
He is the third councillor to join the Conservatives from the Independents on that council.
The new recruit spent “many hours thinking about what to do”.
Those which turn out to matter usually involve more than the man who undertakes them. Does the latest one really fall into this category?
Daniel Hannan MEP: As Bashir signs up to the Conservatives, don’t knock defectors – whichever party they join or leave
The parties these great men abandoned behaved in the same idiotic way that ours did over Mark Reckless, or that UKIP is now doing over their departed MEP.
This defection increases the Conservative majority to 12.
These defections nearly give the Conservatives an overall majority.
The number of Labour councillors falls to seven – with the Conservatives now up to 19.
What might be the considerations competing in the mind of a would-be defector be as he perches uncomfortably on the green benches or stews in his office?
A defection has restored an overall majority
The Rochester and Strood MP has jumped ship and called a by-election. What are the implications?
Labour no longer has overall control of the council
Tax cuts, profit-making schools, health insurance, seven new airport runways and the abolition of DECC – why isn’t Jeremy Browne a Tory MP?
Perhaps Cllr Parsons has ambitions to become a UKIP MEP and return to a life of lavish expenses.