Totnes MP Sarah Wollaston joins Lib Dems

Sarah Wollaston MP Credit: PA

Totnes MP Sarah Wollaston has announced she's joining the Liberal Democrats, the second party she's switched to this year.

She was one of three Conservative MPs to join the then newly formed party Change UK in February and later chose to sit as an independent.

In an open letter explaining her decision Dr Wollaston calls for a general election and says Brexit has "sucked all the political energy out of government."

After very careful thought, I have come to the conclusion that I can best serve the interests of this constituency by joining the Liberal Democrats.

Sarah Wollaston MP, Lib Dem, Totnes