Two Conservative councillors have quit their party to become independents.

Graham Fabes and Jacqui Marsh, the chairman and vice-chairman of the licensing committee at Worthing Borough Council, will continue to serve as independent members of the council.

Coun Fabes, who represents Offington, said: “This is a purely personal decision.

"I have a lot of respect for what council leader Paul Yallop and the rest of the party have achieved.”

Coun Marsh, who represents Salvington, was unavailable for comment.

The make-up of the council is now 23 Conservatives, 11 Lib Dems and three independents.

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