Chuka Umunna made Independent Group spokesman

Chuka Umunna and other members of the Independent Group

Chuka Umunna has been appointed the spokesman for the new Independent Group of MP defectors. This may be a controversial move, as some in the group have been worried that the whole project is a ‘vanity project’ for Umunna to jump upon for his own personal ambitions. The line is that they have no plans for a leader yet, but when the grouping potentially becomes a party political force, it will need a figurehead, and some are worried about Umunna becoming the head.

As long as we don’t end up having a Grouping of Independents and an Independent Group, Gerry says…

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