11 Mar 2024

Lee Anderson quits Conservatives for Reform UK party

Political Editor

Former Tory deputy chairman Lee Anderson has defected to Reform UK.

The Ashfield MP was stripped of the Tory whip after refusing to apologise for claiming that “Islamists” had “got control” of London mayor Sadiq Khan.

The switch to Reform UK, which comes after weeks of speculation about his possible defection, gives the party its first MP.