UKIP MEP joins Conservatives

The MEP Marta Andreasen has defected from the UK Independence Party to the Conservatives, saying it was partly due to the UKIP leader not deciding to stand in the upcoming Eastleigh by-election.

ITV News Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship reports on the Eastleigh by-election:

Read: More on Andreasen's defect to the Conservatives.

Read: Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship's take on the UKIP MEP's Tory switch.

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UKIP MEP defects to Tories

The MEP Marta Andreasen has defected from the UK Independence Party to the Conservatives, saying it was partly due to UKIP leader not deciding to stand in the upcoming Eastleigh by-election.