Ex-Conservative councillor in Hastings joins Reform UK Party

A Hastings councillor has joined Reform UK following a split from the local Conservative Party.
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Silverhill councillor Lucian Fernando, 33, has announced that he has joined Reform UK — formerly known as the Brexit Party — becoming its first elected representative in East Sussex.

Initially elected as a Conservative councillor in May 2021, Cllr Fernando has been sitting as an independent for the past few weeks following a split from his former political party.

While he is still listed as an independent by Hastings Borough Council, a senior members of Reform UK has confirmed he is now a representative of the party.