A campaign group is taking legal advice over the use of the name Change UK for a new political party being set up by MPs who broke away from Labour and the Conservatives.
The Independent Group set up by MPs who defected from Labour and the Conservatives has applied to register as a political party in order to be able to fight European elections if they take place this year.
Eleven MPs – formerly on both Conservative and Labour benches – have joined the newly formed Independent Group in the past week.
The biggest shake-up of British politics for a generation appears set to continue after three MPs quit the Conservatives and encouraged others to follow them to the new Independent Group.
Three MPs who quit the Conservatives and signed up to the new Independent Group have appealed to fellow one-nation Tories to join them.
The three former Conservative MPs who quit the party to join the Independent Group have been among the most vocal Tory opponents of a hard Brexit.
Three MPs have quit the Conservative Party to join the new Independent Group (TIG) in a major blow to Theresa May’s authority.