Ian Austin becomes 9th MP to quit UK Labour

A pin badge bearing the logo for the Labour Party | Oli Scarff/Getty Images Ian Austin becomes 9th MP to quit UK Labour Member of Parliament says he has become ‘ashamed’ of party under Jeremy Corbyn. By Eline Schaart 2/22/19, 11:20 AM CET Updated 2/22/19, 1:04 PM CET Ian Austin has become the ninth MP…


Labour MP Ian Austin quits party

Image copyright PA Ian Austin, MP for Dudley North, has become the ninth MP to quit Labour this week. Mr Austin told the Express and Star newspaper that he was quitting because of the party’s “lurch to the left” under Jeremy Corbyn and the failure to tackle anti-Semitism in the party. But he said he…


The breakdown on breakaway MPs

So far 11 MPs have resigned from the Labour and Conservative parties and formed the Independent Group.They say Brexit was the catalyst for this – and that they want a “fresh way of working with no hierarchy.”But who exactly is this new political group? And what do they want?BBC


Brexit: Theresa May warned dozens of Tories could rebel over no-deal

Image copyright UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor Dozens of normally loyal Conservative MPs could rebel against the government in a bid to prevent a “no-deal” Brexit, Downing Street has been warned. Leaders of the Brexit Delivery Group of both Leavers and Remainers say MPs may back alternatives if Mrs May’s reworked deal cannot command a Commons majority.Co-chairman…


Q&A: Who are the Independent Group?

Image copyright Getty Images So far, eight Labour MPs and three Conservative MPs have quit their parties and joined forces as the Independent Group.From Labour, Chuka Umunna, Luciana Berger, Mike Gapes, Chris Leslie, Angela Smith, Ann Coffey, Gavin Shuker, and Joan Ryan have all left.It wasn’t long before Conservative MPs Anna Soubry, Heidi Allen and…