Outgoing MP Lucy Allan quits Tory party to support rival Reform candidate | Politics News

A parliamentarian who is not seeking re-election has left the Conservatives after being suspended for supporting the Reform candidate in her area. Lucy Allan, the outgoing representative for Telford, announced on X that she is endorsing Alan Adams, who is campaigning for the opposing Reform Party, to become the area’s next MP.
Ms Allan, who has served Telford since 2015, informed the PA News Agency she departed from the Conservatives to back Adams—but this came subsequent to a party spokesperson announcing her suspension for her social media activity. “I have left the Conservative Party to support Alan Adams to be Telford‘s next MP,” Ms Allan stated. “I have known Alan for several years and he is truly the best fit for the role. I desire the best for Telford and cannot allow the Labour candidate to win unchallenged.”
Ms Allan is among 78 Tory members who are not running in the election. Her choice to endorse Reform adds additional pressure on Rishi Sunak, who faces a political threat from Reform following the party’s declaration, led by Richard Tice, to field candidates in 630 of the 650 available seats on 4 July.
The prime minister is also receiving backlash for a disorganized start to his campaign, including calling the election under rainy weather and visiting the Titanic quarter in Belfast wearing a life vest. Before her resignation, a Conservative spokesperson commented: “Lucy Allan has been suspended from the party with immediate effect.
“The residents of Telford now have the opportunity to vote for a committed and industrious new candidate who will prioritize Telford.” A vote for Reform is a vote for Keir Starmer.” Helen Morgan, the Liberal Democrat MP for North Shropshire, remarked: “The Conservatives are experiencing complete disarray. Every day on their campaign trail ends in upheaval and disaster.” From ineffective policy declarations to an exodus of MPs to members vacationing during the election, the Conservatives are in decline.”The Liberal Democrats are on the rise, nationwide, we are challenging the Conservatives as they clash internally.” This breaking news story is being updated and more details will follow soon. Please refresh the page for the latest version. You can receive breaking news alerts on a smartphone or tablet via the Sky News app. You can also follow @SkyNews on X or subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest updates.

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