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Sixth councillor defects to UKIP

A Conservative councillor on Tendring District Council in Essex has defected to UKIP.

Cllr Anthony Calbourne Credit: Tendring District Council

Anthony Calbourne has been a councillor for 12 years and says he believes the country needs a change, both nationally and locally.

Tendring is the area of NE Essex around Harwich and Clacton. Douglas Carswell won the Clacton by-election in October 2014 after defecting from the Conservatives to UKIP.

He is the sixth person to move to UKIP in the Anglia region in the past few days.

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