A Devon MP is set to join the Liberal Democrats.
It’s understood that Sarah Wollaston, MP for Totnes, is set be confirmed as a Lib Dem tomorrow morning.
She was one of three Conservatives who quit the party in February to join Labour defectors in The Independent Group.
She said at the time that the Government’s handling of Brexit had been the final straw.
Dr Wollaston also accused the Conservatives of becoming less tolerant and too inward looking.
Senior political correspondent for BuzzFeed Alex Wickham tweeted tonight: “The LibDems have finally got Sarah Wollaston over the line — announcement that she’s joining coming later.”
The news was also shared by Tim Walker, who wrote: “I’m hearing Sarah Wollaston is about to join the Lib Dems. Come on, Tom Watson!”
Recently Ms Wollaston criticised Boris Johnson’s new government for only giving her two weeks to clear out her office – despite knowing that a close relative was gravely ill.
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