Liberal MP Leona Alleslev crosses the floor to join Conservatives

Alleslev cited her concerns over the government’s handling of the economy, foreign affairs and trading relationships, and what she calls inadequate military spending, as the reasons motivating her to jump from the government benches to the Tories.

“My attempts to raise my concerns with this government were met with silence,” Alleslev said in a speech in the House of Commons announcing her move. “It’s my duty to stand and be counted. Our country is at risk. The government must be challenged openly and publicly.”