27 Apr 2024

Tory MP defects to Labour over NHS ‘chaos’

The Tory MP and former health minister Dan Poulter has defected to Labour, saying his recent shifts as an NHS doctor made it impossible for him to continue as a Conservative in the Commons.

He is the first Tory MP to defect to Labour since Christian Wakeford crossed the floor in January 2022 in protest at Boris Johnson’s partygate scandal.