Former Tory Minister says she’s voting Labour at next Election

Anna Soubry

Anna Soubry, the former Business Minister and ex-Tory MP for Broxtowe, has said she will be voting for Labour at the next General Election.

The outspoken Soubry, who also used to be a TV broadcaster, has been out of Parliament since 2019 when she, along with a handful of other MPs of all stripes, quit the Conservatives to form Chnage UK. However, the proto-party was disbanded after it failed win any seats at that year’s General Election.

Soubry came out for Labour in a post on X, formerly, Twitter, in which she said: “I will be voting Labour. With Keir Starmer as leader they have the values and competence to deliver the change our country desperately needs.”


She also posted a screenshot of a Times article which alluded to the parts of Starmer’s speech in which appealed to disaffected Tories to vote Labour at the next Election.

The move comes just days after the former Bank of England boss, Mark Carney, threw his weight behind Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves at the Labour Party Conference in Liverpool.

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