Anna Soubry Change UK humiliated after sacking all staff bar one (Image: GETTY)
Party bosses said that the group, which is now called The Independent Group for Change, had undergone “restructuring” and now only employs one member of staff, compared to the ten they used to have, according to The Sunday Telegraph. Some of the party’s 11 MPs abandoned the group after the party’s shocking results in the European elections in May where not a single one of the party’s candidates was elected. Heidi Allen, Luciana Berger, Gavin Shuker and Angela Smith broke away to form a new co-operative called The Independents.
Chuka Umunna also left the party to join the Liberal Democrats.
Sarah Wollaston also left the party to become an independent MP, while Anna Soubry took over as The Independent group’s leader.
The party was forced to change its name after a dispute with Change.org.
Ms Soubry, who was formally a member of the Conservative Party, said the party had “not been structured and organised as it should have been” before she replaced Ms Allen as leader.