Rumours swirl at Tory conference that the next man to jump ship to UKIP will be Boris’ former deputy mayor Dick Barnes, best known for uploading some unfortunate photos to Facebook.
So the rumours here are of an ex Tory and ex deputy london mayor Richard Barnes being next 'defection'.
— Anushka Asthana (@GuardianAnushka) September 29, 2014
Rumours rife at Tory conference that ex deputy mayor Richard Barnes will be the next Ukip defector …
— Kate McCann (@KateEMcCann) September 30, 2014
The Tories will be fearing this is just the tip of the iceberg, if UKIP keep it up they could be well and truly shafted tomorrow…
UPDATE: It has been confirmed that Dick has joined UKIP, however he had actually been kicked out of the Tories and has already stood as an independent.