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
Mark Reckless “overwhelmed” by support
A very warm welcome from Nigel Farage