Heidi Allen has joined the Lib Dems – our 7 favourite responses
This time last year, Heidi Allen was a Conservative MP, insisting that she would uphold the 2016 EU referendum result. Since then, she has been part of the Change UK group, sat as a solo Independent, formed an Independent group, and now she’s defected from her own group to the Lib Dems, whose views on Brexit align more closely with her own.
Heidi Allen has (finally) gone to lib dems
— Laura Kuenssberg (@bbclaurak) October 7, 2019
This is how people have reacted to her latest (at the time of writing) political move.
The year is 2059. Heidi Allen has joined her 75th political party. The country has £1 between everyone. There is still no brexit. The leader of the opposition, Corbyntron 4000, is polling at 20%.
— GlennyRodge (@GlennyRodge) October 7, 2019
Heidi Allen’s parliamentary career looks a lot like a greyhound race. pic.twitter.com/7SlLN1JXaT
— Tom Peck (@tompeck) October 7, 2019
Just Labour and the SNP left and she wins a lifetime supply of Crunchy Nut Cornflakes.https://t.co/emQGHQvgZT
— 🏳️🌈 Max 🏳️🌈 (@SpillerOfTea) October 7, 2019
Heidi Allen has been in more parties than Mick Jagger #HeidiAllen
— Carl Laity (@fubzy71) October 7, 2019
The Lib Dems every time an MP of another party realises their party just isn't doing it for them anymore…
"Heidi Allen" pic.twitter.com/HUwxjsNNA0
— Femi (@Femi_Sorry) October 8, 2019
seriously what is in your goody bags https://t.co/cKH2SWP87o
— Sorcha Ní Nia (@Luiseach) October 7, 2019
See Heidi Allen has joined the L/D's. She suggests another 20 Tories would like to follow suit. @joswinson must be ecstatic, leader of her very own Tory party.
— heather (@heatheralma) October 7, 2019
Comedy writer, James Felton found a somewhat highbrow metaphor for the state of the Liberal Democrats.
That A-Level philosophy example where you replace every part of a ship and then debate whether it's still the same ship. Anyway the Lib Dems are doing that but all the planks are tories.
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) October 7, 2019
Whatever you do, don’t mention Trigger’s broom.