Heidi Allen Says She Would Quit Conservative Party if Jacob Rees-Mogg Became Leader

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Heidi Allen, the Conservative MP for South Cambridgeshire, has said that she would quit the party if Jacob Rees-Mogg became leader. Her comments come after speculation that Rees-Mogg is considering a Conservative leadership bid, which he refused to rule out, but he denied that he is seeking to unseat Theresa May.

Speaking on BBC Radio 4, Allen said:

“This is going to sound very dramatic because I don’t believe this will happen so I’m hoping this is completely hypothetical – I couldn’t be in the Conservative Party if he was my leader”.