Chuka Umunna Joins the Liberal Democrats

Chuka Umunna, the former Labour MP for Streatham, has left Change UK to join the Liberal Democrats. He will also serve as the party’s Treasury and Business spokesman, but has ruled out standing in the party’s leadership campaign.

Umunna said in a statement:

“I am unapologetically an internationalist which is why I oppose Brexit and am fighting for the UK to remain in the European Union. These are very much the values of those I represent in Streatham and the same things that I stood on at the last General Election.

Our country is one of the greatest in the world and has so much potential. But too many people in my constituency and across the UK face barriers in fulfilling their aspirations and people don’t get the support they need.”