Two long-standing Conservative councillors have resigned from their party's group on a council due to a "lack of support."
Councillors Jill Gore and Peter Swift quit the Conservative group on Oadby and Wigston Borough Council on Tuesday, leaving two Tories representing the borough.
The pair said they did not intend to give up their seats, and plan to set up a new independent group.
Jill Gore, who has represented the Wigston Meadowcourt ward as a Conservative for almost 10 years, said the move was due to a lack of support from "other Conservatives" but refused to elaborate further.
Coun Swift, a Conservative on the council for 24 years, said he had resigned in support of Coun Gore.
He said this was due to the lack of support and "in some cases courtesy" which Mrs Gore had experienced at the hands of people within his party at the council.
They are two of four opposition councillors at the authority.
Friday, August 03, 2012
Conservative group on Oadby & Wigston Borough Council splits
From today's Leicester Mercury: