New Leader of the Mid Sussex Lib Dems resigns

Denis Jones was appointed Leader of the Mid Sussex Lib Dems, just days before the last local elections in May 2012. He has now just resigned from the Lib Dems!

The supporting papers for the Mid Sussex District Council meeting on the 23/1/13, include the following wording:

 “following the resignation of Councillor Denis Jones from the Liberal Democrat Group to sit as an Independent”.

Was his resignation prompted by the inevitable loss of some, if not all of the Mid Sussex Lib Dems’ remaining 5 Councillors in the forthcoming County Council elections in May 2013?