Luton South MP given leading TIG role

25 February 2019, 19:47 | Updated: 25 February 2019, 19:53

Heidi Allen

The new Independent Group of MPs has met for the first time and chosen a "convener", Bedfordshire MP, Gavin Shuker.

The Luton South MP and former Labour backbencher won't be known as a leader but will be responsible for arranging meetings and overseeing structure.

The group is made up of eight old Labour MPs and three former Conservatives.