- Marta Andreasen was elected as a member of the European Parliament for United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) in 2009.
- In 2002, the Argentine-born Spanish accountant was employed by the European Commission as Chief Accountant and raised concerns about the commission's accounting system.
- According to her website, Andreasen felt the commission's accounting system left the commission vulnerable to potential fraud.
- Andreasen called for party leader Nigel Farage to resign after UKIP's council election performances in 2011.
- Earlier this month Andreasen threatened to quit the party and called Farage a "Stalinist dictator" in an interview with LondonlovesBusiness.com.
- She defected to the Conservatives today.
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