British Conservative Party rocked by defection to UKIP, minister’s sex scandal

September 28, 2014 2:57 PM

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British Conservative Party rocked by defection to UKIP, minister’s sex scandal

BRITISH Prime Minister David Cameron has suffered a double blow, with a minister ­resigning in a sex scandal and an MP defecting to Eurosceptic party UKIP on the eve of his Conservative Party’s conference.

The events overshadowed a pre-election pitch by Mr Cameron to offer discounted houses to first-time buyers, intended to set the tone for the Conservative Party’s last annual conference before next May’s general election.

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