Worthing Borough Councillor Charles James announced this morning he had left the Conservative Party to join UKIP. He is the first UKIP member of Worthing Borough Council.
Cllr James has represented Durrington ward since 2010 and is up for re-election in 2014. He also served as Mayor of Worthing for 2012-13.
West Sussex County Council UKIP Group Leader Mike Glennon welcomed the decision saying he was “absolutely delighted.”
UKIP gained their first seats on West Sussex County Council in the May elections with Worthing electing Trixie Hall for the Salvington division.