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29 March 2019, 11:27 | Updated: 29 March 2019, 11:30
Former Conservative, and MP for South Cambridgeshire Heidi Allen has been selected interim leader of the Independent Group.
They were set up by MPs who defected from Labour and the Conservatives.
Now they've applied to register as a political party in order to be able to fight the European elections if they take place in May.
The group will stand under the party label Change UK if polls are held on May 23rd.
Commenting upon being appointed Interim Leader of The Independent Group, Heidi Allen MP said:
“Today marks a huge step forward on The Independent Group's journey to becoming a fully-fledged political party, so I am delighted to have been chosen as our Interim Leader.
If we are to deliver on our ambition to change politics for the better, it is vital that we attract support from people from every walk of life, every political background and none.
Coming into the House of Commons from running my manufacturing business in 2015, I have seen with my own eyes how improved our political system would be if it harnessed the diverse skills and experience of our country.
“We in Change UK, as we hope to be known, don't just dream about a fairer and better future for our country, we are determined to unleash it through hard work, passion and shared endeavor.”