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Portrait of the week

Portrait of the Week: Natalie Elphicke defects, wages rise and Switzerland takes Eurovision

18 May 2024

9:00 AM

18 May 2024

9:00 AM

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The parliamentary Labour party shook itself uneasily after Natalie Elphicke, the MP for Dover, crossed the floor of the Commons and joined it, because she found the Conservatives too left wing. Monty Panesar, the former England cricketer, left George Galloway’s Workers Party of Britain a week after being announced as a parliamentary candidate.

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