Outgoing MP quits Tory party to support rival Reform candidate

Politics

An MP who is not contesting her seat at the election has quit the Conservative Party after she was suspended for supporting the Reform candidate in her constituency.

Lucy Allan, the outgoing MP for Telford, said on X she was supporting Alan Adams, who is standing for the rival Reform Party, to be the next constituency MP.

Ms Allan, who has represented Telford since 2015, told the PA News Agency she had quit the Conservatives so she could support Adams.

“I have resigned from the Conservative Party to support Alan Adams to be Telford’s next MP,” she said.

“I have known Alan for many years and he is genuinely the best person for the job. I want the best for Telford and I can’t just let the Labour candidate have a walkover.”

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