Mark Staplehurst has resigned as a Councillor for personal reasons although he remains a member of UKIP. Also Councillor Dave Bell has decided to sit as an independent candidate.
In a statement released today Gill Bailey, Chair of UKIP's Aldershot branch said "I am, needless to say, very sorry to lose two such dedicated councillors from UKIP. I would like to thank them for all the hard work they have done."
Gill Bailey also stated that UKIP will stand a candidate in West Heath in the May Council elections.