Former Labour MP Chuka Umunna has been named as the spokesman for the new Independent Group of MPs.

The Streatham MP is one of eight former Labour members to join the breakaway group, alongside three Conservatives.

Ex-Conservative MP Sarah Wollaston has been assigned responsibility for “new colleagues”.

Mr Umunna said the group would “draw on all the talents and experiences of our group” but as it was not a political party, it would not have a leader.

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