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Stamford’s UKIP county councillor Robert Foulkes defects to the Conservative Party




Former UKIP county councillor Robert Foulkes is welcomed to the Conservative Party by council leader Martin Hill EMN-161213-094822001
Former UKIP county councillor Robert Foulkes is welcomed to the Conservative Party by council leader Martin Hill EMN-161213-094822001

Stamford’s only UKIP county councillor has defected to the Conservative Party after stating “the politicial tectonic plates have shifted”.

Coun Robert Foulkes was elected to the Stamford North ward in a December 2014 by-election – winning with a majority of 132 votes.

Former UKIP county councillor Robert Foulkes pictured with Conservative councillor for Stamford West David Brailsford EMN-161213-094836001
Former UKIP county councillor Robert Foulkes pictured with Conservative councillor for Stamford West David Brailsford EMN-161213-094836001

Announcing his decision to resign from UKIP, Coun Foulkes said he was “immensely proud” of what the party had achieved, but he added “the Conservative party is the best way forward both for the UK and for Stamford”.


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