Ruth Gripper welcomes former Conservative MP Heidi Allen

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.

Ruth Gripper the Liberal Democrat candidate for Truro and Falmouth welcomed Heidi to the party: "I'm thrilled that Heidi Allen has joined the Liberal Democrats. It reflects what we are hearing on the doorstep here in Truro and Falmouth - that One Nation Conservatives no longer feel at home in Boris Johnson and Dominic Cummings' extreme Conservative party." 

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.”

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