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Three UK Conservative politicians defect to new independent group

Three UK Conservative politicians defect to new independent group

A newly formed independent parliamentary group is pictured inside United Kingdom parliament, London, Britain, on February 20, 2019.

It found that 14% would support the new group, while the Conservatives had 38% of the vote, Labour 26% and the Liberal Democrats 7%.

Other Tory MPs might also resign, but "I don't have a crystal ball", he said.

Announcing his resignation in his constituency's local newspaper, Mr Austin said he had become "ashamed" of Labour.

The poll results come as turbulence was set to continue in Westminster, with warnings that more people could join The Independent Group.

Soubry later told a news conference that the Conservative Party had been taken over by right-wing, pro-Brexit lawmakers.

"This means that the UK Labour party failed to control access and apply the principle of least privilege in this incident which leaves them jointly liable for this data breach".

Speaking about his former colleague from the Parliamentary Labour Party, Casale said: "John McDonnell MP has always been a great campaigner for the rights of EU27 citizens even from before the referendum". Douglas Carswell, who resigned from the Conservatives to join UKIP in 2014, tweeted: "When I changed parties it didn't occur to me to not hold a by election".




He said: "I'm sure lots of Labour MPs are grappling with this issue, all the time".

The now-independent lawmakers were already voting against the government, so their resignation has not changed the arithmetic in a parliament which won't approve May's Brexit deal, but can't agree on what alternative path it wants to pursue.

The Labour Party has sent out a reminder about its GDPR obligations after warning that unauthorized users have been trying to access personal data on its systems.

Gavin Shuker, one of the ex-Labour MPs who defected to The Independent Group this week, told HuffPost UK the defectors could prop up May's government if she backed the plan.

Labour MP Peter Kyle is hoping to get support for his amendment that would see MPs back Theresa May's deal on the condition the public then be given the final say.

"I say again to the Jewish people both in our party and across the country: we are your ally in the fight against anti-Semitism".

"I don't think I would be able to stay part of a party that was simply a Brexit party that had crashed us out of the European Union", she said.

"I am saddened by this decision - these are people who have given dedicated service to our party over many years, and I thank them for it", she said. They oppose everything that we stand for. No one is openly saying this but I suspect that many are saying it in private.

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