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Stephen Dorrell welcomed to Lib Dems as many other former Leicestershire Tory supporters switch to Lib Dems

October 5, 2019 8:30 PM

Former Conservative MP for Loughborough and Charnwood and former Health Secretary Stephen Dorrell has joined the Lib Dems

Responding to the news Lib Dem Leicestershire County Councillor and parliamentary candidate for Bosworth Michael Mullaney said "This is brilliant news. I welcome Stephen Dorrell to the Liberal Democrat's. Stephen Dorrell is a leading and well respected former Leicestershire Conservative MP and cabinet minister.

Stoehen Dorrell's decision to join the Lib Dems reflects the same path that many former Conservative voters I speak to on the doorsteps in Bosworth have taken. Many moderate former Conservatives are appalled at the rightward lurch of the Conservative Party and the prospect of Boris Johnson remaining Prime Minister and the reckless way he is handling Brexit.

"Stephen Dorrell was always one of the most thoughtful members of the moderate wing of the Conservative Party and is a welcome addition to Jo Swinson's rapidly growing Liberal Democrat's."