The SNP’s Lisa Cameron has announced her defection to the Conservatives.

The East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow MP was facing a selection contest to remain as the SNP’s candidate at the next general election.

She said she quit because of a “toxic” culture in the SNP’s Westminster group.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Scottish Tory leader Douglas Ross both welcomed Dr Cameron to the party, while SNP leader Humza Yousaf called on her to step down to allow a by-election

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