Ex-Tory and Change UK Remainer MP Sarah Wollaston joins Liberal Democrats

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    FORMER Tory and Change UK MP Sarah Wollaston has joined the Liberal Democrats.

    The Remainer resigned from the Conservatives over the party’s handling of Brexit in February before joining the defectors’ party.

    She has now followed Labour’s Chuka Umunna lead in switching to the Lib Dems, after Change UK’s poor performance in the EU elections.

    In a post on her website, the Totnes MP said she made the decision because Brexit had “sucked all the political oxygen from the government”.

    She added: “Just as we could and should have been benefiting from economic recovery after years of austerity, that has been put into reverse because of the march to No Deal.

    “Good ideas rarely require planning for mass bailouts of collapsing businesses including farming or the emergency air-freighting of vital medicines and food supplies.

    “This is money that could, and should have been spent tackling poverty, improving life chances and genuinely providing new resources for priorities like education, policing, social care and the NHS.

    “Britain deserves better, and my fellow MPs need to read the evidence and act in the national interest rather than Party interest, and they need to act now before it is too late.”

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