Departing Liberal Democrat MP Sarah Teather has said the breaking point for her faith in her party came when it backed the Tories' planned cap on welfare, while she was in Government.
"It was the moment of realising that my own party was just as afraid of public opinion as the Labour Party. Something did break for me that was never, ever repaired," she said.
Ms Teather said her role in the Coalition put her in an impossibly compromised position.
"I was spending hours worrying about how to balance fighting for what I believed in and being true to the stuff that took me into politics, while not being disloyal to my colleagues," she said.
More top news
A fine end to the day with some low sunshine
A total of 8,958 patients have died in hospital after testing positive for coronavirus in the UK as of 5pm on Thursday, Matt Hancock said.
Shopworkers’ union Usdaw has received 200 complaints about the JD Sports warehouse alone.