Former town mayor Nick Meekins is the latest to be recruited by the newly formed independent group fighting May's local elections to Fenland District Council.
Claims of bullying and failing to respect other councillors irrespective of party politics have been given as reasons by the 'gang of four' for quitting the Tory Party to stand as independents on Fenland District Council.
Today I spoke to the four new independent councillors at Fenland - all members of the ruling group until 12.20pm when their resignation letters were received by the Conservative Association locally.
Four councillors - including a cabinet member -today quit the Conservative whip at Fenland District Council and announced the formation of an independent group to fight the May elections.
Tories in Whittlesey are threatening to split from the NE Cambs Conservative Association (NECCA) after a bitter row over the deselection of councillors on Fenland District Council.