Change UK’s attacks her own leader after party fails to win single seat at European elections

Heidi Allen and Anna Soubry walk alongside fellow Change UK MP Sarah Wollaston CREDIT: SIMON DAWSON/REUTERS

Change UK has struggled in the wake of its electoral disaster with one of its senior MPs attacking her party’s interim leader for suggesting its supporters should vote for the Liberal Democrats instead.

Anna Soubry, the party’s Brexit spokesman, accused Heidi Allen of making “bizarre” comments ahead of the European elections, in which Change UK failed to win any MEPs.

Days before, Ms Allen had spoken in support of voting for Liberal Democrat candidates outside London and the South East, saying that “had it been left to me, I would have absolutely advised tactical voting”.

Ms Allen said she had considered quitting as interim leader…

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