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Former UK Tory MP Sandbach defects to Liberal Democrats - The Times

Oct 31 (Reuters) - UK former Conservative party member Antoinette Sandbach has defected to the Liberal Democrats, the Times reported on Thursday.

Sandbach, who represents the Cheshire seat of Eddisbury, will fight to retain her seat in the coming general election, the newspaper said http://bit.ly/325EYUA.

"I'm standing as a Liberal Democrat because of the values of the party... And I see the two main parties being stuck in the past and floating off to two extremes. And the Liberal Democrats reflect my values," the Times quoted Sandbach as saying. (Reporting by Bhargav Acharya in Bengaluru; Editing by Sandra Maler)