I’m delighted to welcome Sarah Wollaston MP to the Liberal Democrats. She will make a fantastic addition to the South West Liberal Democrats team.
Her decision emphasises that the Lib Dems are now undoubtedly the party of remain in the UK and I look forward to working with Sarah, as MEP and MP, to fight Brexit.
Political affiliations are changing. Old tribal loyalties are shifting as we face a national crisis. Sarah has long been a committed campaigner against Brexit and the damage it will do to all our communities - both here in the South West and across the country.
I welcome this opportunity to work with her to stop Brexit so that we can start dealing with the real issues that face so many people in this country. Sarah has been an excellent local MP for nine years and will continue to serve the Totnes constituency assiduously with the support of the Lib Dems behind her.