EXCLUSIVE: Defection row on email trail

Horsham District Councillor Peter Burgess - picture submitted
Horsham District Councillor Peter Burgess - picture submitted
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Following the defection of the Conservative’s deputy leader at Horsham District Council to UKIP, an extraordinary row erupted between Roger Arthur and his former Tory colleague Peter Burgess in an email exchange.

This week, the full set of e-mails was released to the County Times by Mr Arthur and in Thursday’s paper you can read the full text of their exchanges - along with an explanation from each of them of what they

said and why.

Don’t miss this week’s County Times, which also features news Leornardslee Gardens re-opening; concern over new Barns Green school plans falling through: feature interview with wildlife broadcaster Chris Packham; 16-page Business Matters pullout supplement; plus your chance to win tickets to see comedian Julian Clary in Horsham.