THE Tory MP who defected to Labour allegedly called the party a "bunch of c****" before defecting.

Christian Wakeford, the Bury South MP, told Boris Johnson on Wednesday that “you and the Conservative Party as a whole have shown themselves incapable of offering the leadership and government this country deserves”.

His move was announced just minutes before a session of Prime Minister’s Questions, with the timing calculated to cause maximum damage to Johnson.

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Now, the Guido Fawkes political blog has claimed that on January 18, 2021, Wakeford said Labour are a "bunch of c****".

The National:

And six months ago Wakeford said we are “seeing is a paradigm shift whereby the Labour party no longer represents those working-class communities.” 

In his resignation letter, he said Tory policies are doing “nothing to help the people of my constituency”. But last October he praised the Chancellor’s announcement of “£20 million secured to Level-Up Radcliffe Town Centre".

When he found out Angela Rayner was tipped to become the new shadow Cabinet Office secretary, he said: "F*** me that will be one to watch for the giggles."

The National:

Of the New European, a pro-EU weekly newspaper, Wakeford said: "Their [sic] a bunch of twats too."

Wakeford won Bury South, which had elected a Labour MP at every election since 1997, in 2019.

He announced his decision in the Bury Times and sent a letter to Johnson explaining why he had lost patience with his leadership. 

“Britain needs a government focused on tackling the cost of living crisis and providing a path out of the pandemic that protects living standards and defends the security of all," he said.