Bursnall and Farage to speak at UKIP meeting
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Tom and Cat Bursnall defected from the Tories to the UKIP in March.
ROYAL Borough councillor Tom Bursnall will sit alongside his new leader, Nigel Farage MEP, when the UK Independence Party (UKIP) pair hold a public meeting in Windsor tomorrow night (Friday).
The appearance of the controversial leader at the Macdonald Windsor Hotel, in High Street, will feature a 10-minute talk from Cllr Bursnall, explaining his decision to defect from the Conservatives to UKIP in March, followed by a speech by Mr Farage and a question and answer session.
More than 80 people have reserved spaces at the informal discussion and there is limited room for people who turn up without reservation.
Cllr Bursnall said: "It is going to be quite relaxed and councillors from other parties have signed up to attend because they are interested in what could be said.
"If Nick Clegg came to Windsor to speak then I would listen to what he had to say."
The arrival of Mr Farage in Windsor follows a successful first half of 2012 for his party in Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead.
Cllr Bursnall and his wife Cllr Cat Bursnall's defection was followed by UKIP fielding a candidate in every ward in the Slough elections in May.
Although the party did not win a seat, they took a significant portion of the vote as the Tories lost the three seats they were defending.
The evening begins at 7pm and Cllr Bursnall added: "It will be fun, but we will be talking seriously about our aims and policies."