Chuka to talk for the Tiggers: Umunna to be the spokesman for The Independent ...

Chuka to talk for the Tiggers: Umunna to be the spokesman for The Independent Group of ex-Labour and Tory MPs as they unveil the portfolios they will work The group does not have a formal leader but Mr Umunna's role as 'group spokesperson' suggests he will play a crucial role for TIG The MPs quit two of the traditional political parties saying they wanted to give the nation something fresh and counter the stale status quo TIG chose the plush, wood-panelled surroundings of One Great George Street for their debut get-together earlier this week

By Joe Middleton For Mailonline

Published: 02:05 GMT, 1 March 2019 | Updated: 02:05 GMT, 1 March 2019

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Former Labour frontbencher Chuka Umunna has been named as the spokesman for the Independent Group (TIG) of breakaway MPs.

In an indication the 11-strong group of former Labour and Tory MPs expects further defections, Sarah Wollaston has been given responsibility for 'new colleagues'.

The group does not have a formal leader but Mr Umunna's role as 'group spokesperson' suggests he will play a crucial role for TIG as it seeks to build its profile.

The group does not have a formal leader but Mr Umunna's (pictured with Angela Smith) role as 'group spokesperson' suggests he will play a crucial role for TIG as it seeks to build its profile

The group does not have a formal leader but Mr Umunna's (pictured with Angela Smith) role as 'group spokesperson' suggests he will play a crucial role for TIG as it seeks to build its profile

Mr Umunna said: 'Our team is diverse and drawn from different backgrounds, including a former teacher, social worker, lecturer, entrepreneur, solicitor and GP.

'We intend to

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