Published On: Mon, Oct 7th, 2019

Heidi Allen joins Swinson’s Lib Dems to thwart Brexit and warns 20 Tories ready to follow | Politics | News

The South Cambridgeshire MP has warned Boris Johnson to expect up to 20 “one-nation Tories” to walk out of the Conservative Party in protest over his handling of Brexit.

In a stinging attack as she announced her decision, Ms Allen hit out at the prime minister, accusing him of doing “irreparable” damage to the party.

Jo Swinson, the first female leader of the Lib Dems, welcome the “fantastic” announcement and said she was “in discussions” with other Remainer MPs from other parties about the possibility of jumping ship.

This is a breaking news story and is being updated.

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