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Brexit: The state of the parties as Sam Gyimah joins the Lib Dems

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Brexit: The state of the parties as Sam Gyimah joins the Lib Dems

Brexit: The state of the parties as Sam Gyimah joins the Lib Dems

A look at how the Government and opposition benches stand after former Tory minister Sam Gyimah joined the Liberal Democrats.

It brings the total number of Lib Dem MPs up to 18, as leader Jo Swinson announced they will stop Brexit if they are voted into power.

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