Heidi Allen former Conservative MP for South Cambridgeshire has become the latest MP to join the Liberal Democrats in order to fight to stop a NO Deal Brexit.
Liberal Democrat Leader Jo Swinson said:
“Heidi Allen has been a tireless campaigner for a people’s vote and has time and time again put the country’s interests ahead of her own.
“I’m absolutely thrilled for Heidi to join our fantastic and ever-growing team and I know that her skills, experience and passion will be a real asset to our party.
“Heidi is one of 50,000 people who have joined our party as members this year – along with more than 21,000 registered supporters.
“Heidi will be standing in South Cambridgeshire as the Liberal Democrat candidate at the next election, is the seventh MP to join the party in 2019.
“In joining the Liberal Democrats, she has called on others to reject the status quo, and unite behind the party’s campaign to Stop Brexit.
“This once again proves that the Liberal Democrats are the strongest party of Remain. The best deal we have is as members of the European Union, and I look forward to working with Heidi in order to stop Brexit.”
Heidi Allen said:
“The European Elections in May 2019 highlighted the need for MPs to work together in the national interest, putting aside party interests. Voters were crying out for a Remain Alliance to offer an alternative to the future portrayed by Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage.
“Believing that if you get the right people around a table anything is possible, I have always been comfortable with cross party working. So through the Summer and into the Autumn, as an independent broker, I have worked with the Liberal Democrats, Green Party, Plaid Cymru and the Independents to build that Remain Alliance across England and Wales through the organisation I formed, Unite to Remain.
“Confident that good progress has now been made on building that Remain Alliance, I recognise that as with most things in life, I am stronger and more effective when I am part of a team.
“Beyond a shadow of a doubt, I know that the best way to serve my constituents and country is to join the Liberal Democrats.
“Now is the time to stand shoulder to shoulder with, not just alongside, those I have collaborated and found shared values with.”