The former Conservative MP for South Cambridgeshire, Heidi Allen, has become the latest MP to join the Liberal Democrats in order to fight to stop a NO Deal Brexit.
Tim Styles the Liberal Democrat candidate for St Austell and Newquay welcomed Heidi to the party, saying: “I am delighted Heidi has joined the Lib Dems. I’m not entirely surprised as she has campaigned long and hard for a People’s vote and clearly shares our liberal values. Heidi will be a huge asset to the Party and is now the fourth former conservative MP to join us in recent months. Now with 19 MPs and more set to join us we are cementing our position of a moderate progressive party occupying the centre ground.”
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.
“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.
“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.”