3 MPs quit May’s party
EX-CONSERVATIVE MPs Heidi Allen ( left), Anna Soubry (centre) and Sarah Wollaston arriving for a Press conference in Westminster LONDON – Three Tory MPs have resigned from the party to join an independent group, set up by former Labour MPs.
Anna Soubry, Sarah Wollaston and Heidi Allen wrote a joint letter to Theresa May to confirm their departure.
The three held a Press conference, criticising the government for letting the “hardline anti-EU awkward squad” take over the party.
The PM said she was “saddened”, but her party would “always offer… decent, moderate and patriotic politics”.
The pro-Remain trio will join the new Independent Group – made up of eight Labour MPs who resigned from their party over its handling of Brexit and anti-Semitism – saying it represented “the centre ground of British politics”.
At a Press conference yesterday, Soubry criticised the Prime Minister for being “in the grip” of the Democratic
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Unionist Party and the pro-Leave European Research Group, and allowing Brexit to “define and shape” the Conservative Party.
She said: “The battle is over, the other side has won.
“The right wing, the hard-line anti-EU awkward squad that have destroyed every leader for the last 40 years are now running the Conservative Party from top to toe. They are the Conservative Party.”