EXCLUSIVE: Skegness Tories deny Hunter-Clarke bullying.

The Hunter-Clarke defection to UKIP saga rumbles on, Chairman of the Skegness Conservative Party has today given his reaction to the defection of Robin Hunter-Clarke which was exclusively exposed here at tbg. last week.

Skegness Conservative Party Chairman John Cowpe told tbg. he was disappointed to learn of the defection saying:

"We are obviously unhappy about any defection from the Conservative Party and I think everyone including Robin Hunter-Clarke should be aware that support for UKIP will only result in improving the Labour Party's position."

In relation to the EU Mr. Cowpe went on - "We also totally reject the view that the Conservatives have been betrayed by the national party."

Skegness Conservatives also vigorously denied allegations of bullying in regard to Robin Hunter-Clarke.

Chairman John Cowpe also told tbg. - "I don't know of any and I would be very surprised if there had been any."

The Leader of the Conservative Group on Skegness Town Council Steve Kirk told tbg. -

"Councillor Hunter-Clarke has had public disagreement with his colleagues about the amount of work he was able to do within his ward."

"As Conservative councillors, we believe our important work is done in the ward and we expect all our colleagues to carry out that work."