Mr Wakeford switched aisles just moments before Mr Johnson is set to address MPs in Prime Minister’s Questions. He made the decision not long after adding he had penned a no confidence letter in the PM, following some of his other colleagues. And Labour has quickly welcomed him, reclaiming a brick in the red wall shattered by Mr Johnson in 2019.
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Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer was quick to welcome the new MP to his party’s ranks, praising his work in the Bury South constituency.
In a statement, he said: “I would like to welcome Christian to Labour. He has always put the people of Bury South first.
“As Christian said, the policies of the Con govt are doing nothing to help the people of Bury and indeed are only making the struggles they face on a daily basis worse.”