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Starmer welcomes Natalie Elphicke after Labour MP defects from Conservatives

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Moment Tory MP Natalie Elphicke walks across Commons floor to join Labour minutes before PMQs

This is the moment Tory MP Natalie Elphicke walks across the Commons floor to join the Labour party, just minutes before Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) on Wednesday 8 May.

The Dover MP crossed the floor in the Commons as she hit out at the “broken promises of Rishi Sunak’s tired and chaotic Government”.

She said: “I have carefully considered this decision. The change has been dramatic and cannot be ignored.”

At PMQs, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer asked Mr Sunak “what is the point of this failed Government staggering on” when “the Tory MP for Dover on the front line of small boats crisis says the Prime Minister cannot be trusted with our borders and joins Labour?”

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