Baroness Zahida Manzoor leaves Lib Dems for Tories


Former Liberal Democrat peer Zahida Manzoor has defected to the Conservative Party after criticising her former party’s policies on Europe and Brexit. Baroness Manzoor was left bewildered by Lib Dem leader Tim Farron’s call for a second referendum on the terms of any Brexit deal, claiming she could not support “a party that calls itself democratic and then refuses to acknowledge the will of the people in a referendum.” Having served as Lib Dem member of the House of Lords for three years, Baroness Manzoor often went up against the Conservative Party and clashed on policies such as last year’s…

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