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The LGBT chairwoman of the Liberal Democrats has quit the party over the decision to let erstwhile Tory MP Phillip Lee join.
Earlier today in shocking scenes, Dr Lee crossed the floor of the House of Commons while Boris Johnson was speaking to join Jo Swinson's team, prior to another crunch vote on Brexit tonight.
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But the Bracknell MP's voting record on equal marriage and migrant rights has caused consternation among some Liberal Democrat members.
Jennie Rigg, who chaired the Lib Dem LGBT+ group, tweeted: 'Folks, I'm not going to join Labour, and I'm not going to join the Tories, and I'm not going to join any other political party.
'I'm just going to mourn the one I thought I had. Sorry to disappoint you all.'
A further proposal Dr Lee made in the Commons in 2014 to make immigrants demostrate they are clear of HIV or Hepatitis B, before allowing them in the UK, also enraged activists.
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Several other Liberal Democrat members took to Twitter to complain about Dr Lee and his compatibility with the party's values.
Alistair Calder McGregor said: 'I am not going to welcome Phillip Lee to the Liberal Democrats; his statement is entirely about Brexit, and fails to address the deeply illiberal policies on LGBT+ issues and immigration he championed in the past.'
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And Luke Graham said: 'I'm very emotional writing this, but...
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Why do democrats never have to face the reality of what's on the ground, like 2000 years of marriage.