“To lose two MPs to Ukip looks Reckless” – reaction on Twitter to Tory MP Mark Reckless defecting to Ukip

Ukip leader Nigel Farage and former Conservative MP Mark Reckless (Photo credit Twitter/Nigel Farage)
Ukip leader Nigel Farage and former Conservative MP Mark Reckless (Photo credit Twitter/Nigel Farage)

David Cameron has suffered a fresh defection to Ukip just before the Conservatives gather for their annual conference. Former Tory MP Mark Reckless announced his switch at Ukip’s conference in Doncaster.

It’s the second defection from Tory ranks after Clackton MP Douglas Carswell defected to Ukip. The move by both former Tory MPs have triggered by-elections. Here’s a selection of the reaction from Twitter:

“To lose two MPs to Ukip looks Reckless” – reaction from Twitter

Photo credit: Twitter/Jess Brammar)
Photo credit: Twitter/Jess Brammar)

Who’s next?

BBC political correspondent Chris Mason has spoken to a Lib Dem source (Twitter/Chris Mason)
(Photo credit: Twitter/Chris Mason)

Mark Reckless “overwhelmed” by support

Twitter/Mark Reckless
(Photo credit: Twitter/Mark Reckless)

A very warm welcome from Nigel Farage

(Photo credit: Twitter/Nigel Farage)
(Photo credit: Twitter/Nigel Farage)

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