Rutland County Councillor to leave Conservative Party

Rutland County Council offices in Oakham

Rutland County Council offices in Oakham

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Councillor Chris Parsons, member for Ryhall and Casterton has announced that he is leaving the Conservative Party and will represent his ward as an Independent Councillor.

Councillor Parsons announced his intention to the Chief Executive yesterday, (0ctober 6).

There are now 15 Conservative Party members at Rutland County Council, six Independent Councillors, two Liberal Democrats and three members of UKIP.