MP Heidi Allen quits Tories after having to fight 'for benevolence' – video

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Published on 20 Feb 2019, 16:11
Heidi Allen has resigned as a Conservative MP after becoming disillusioned with what she sees as a lack of empathy in her party and having to battle for compassion within the UK's welfare system. 
Allen, who joined the new Independent Group of MPs alongside fellow former Conservatives Anna Soubry and Sarah Wollaston, says hard Brexiters have taken over the Tory party and that the modernising wing has been 'destroyed'
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