Published On: Wed, Aug 7th, 2019

Remainer chaos: Anna Soubry admits Chuka Umunna was 'not the person she thought he was'


Anna Soubry, the leader of Change UK – The Independent Group for Change, has spoken out about former colleague Chuka Umunna. Both MPs left their parties, the Conservative Party and Labour Party to join Change UK. But, after the poor performance in the European elections, Mr Umunna left the party, before joining the Liberal Democrats.

Speaking about his decision, Ms Soubry told ’s World at One: “Chuka going to the Lib Dems, these are very heavy blows so soon.

“I am sorry, but you stick at something a bit longer than a couple of months.

“Especially when you have got had the courage to leave your own political party.

“When you have worked with somebody from a different political party, and you thought, this person has got so much to offer.

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“I really believe this person is the future for our country. Quite a great double act I thought actually.

“I believed in him. He was a major reason I left my political party. I believed in this new project.

“It was like, we had a big disappointment and he was gone. That was not the person I thought he was.”

Both MPs left their parties in fury at the handling of , with Mr Umunna also frustrated with the way Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn had dealt with anti-Semitism claims in his party.



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