Chuka Umunna joins the LibDems

Former Labour, Independent and Change UK MP Chuka Umunna has now joined up with the Liberal Democrats.

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Umunna has revealed that hardline Remainers have previously questioned why he didn’t join them anyway: “Time and time again when I was speaking to voters around the country and in my constituency, people were saying, ‘Well, look, why don’t you just join the Liberal Democrats? Why don’t you all come together in the progressive centre ground?’”

LibDem Leader Sir Vince Cable meanwhile has hinted that more defections could be on the way, telling The Times: “There are lots of conversations going on, some more intimate than others.”

Meanwhile Anna Soubry still leads the seemingly doomed disaster doom that has been Change UK. Quite the contrast in fortunes to the new Brexit Party.