Chuka Umunna has claimed his actions are “the antithesis of what it is to climb up the greasy pole” as he defended representing a third party in less than six months.
Twitter users have been reminding new Lib Dem MP Chuka Umunna of some of the things he said about the party before joining them – including a claim he “couldn’t forgive them” for austerity.
Anna Soubry has said Chuka Umunna made a “very serious mistake” in quitting Change UK, as she spoke of her frustration at the party’s split.
Anna Soubry has become leader of Change UK after six MPs quit the party.
Change UK could form a pact with the Liberal Democrats to not stand against each other’s candidates in the next general election, the party’s spokesman has said.