Sadly I frequently read stories of local councillors defecting to the clutches of UKIP.
Most cross the floor for purely selfish reasons, some have been deselected by their party, failed to have been picked for a plum job or have simply fallen out with the local officials.
Some are nothing more than opportunistic. Take for instance Dave Patrick, a Wisbech town and district councillor who has recently joined up with the xenophobes of UKIP.
The website goes on to document Cllr. Patrick’s many political switches and to suggest that he’ll say and do anything just to get re-elected.
So far, there does not appear to have been any response from either Cllr. Patrick or UKIP.