“I am a conservative not a Liberal Democrat but will unhesitatingly vote Lib Dem to defeat Tory zealotry over Europe, this time,” he wrote.
“So should every former Tory voter who still believes it would be folly for Britain to leave the European Union.”
There is much Mr Parris stated he will miss about the party, though he added: “But the Tory party has crossed their Rubicon. Now I must cross mine.”
On Thursday, Ms Sandbach criticised the Conservatives for offering “years of uncertainty” over Brexit as she joined the Lib Dems to contest her Cheshire Seat of Eddisbury.
Like former chancellors Philip Hammond and Ken Clarke, she did not get the whip back ahead of the successful general election vote as 10 others did.
Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson will join her latest acquisition Sam Gyimah on Saturday as he launches his campaign to take London’s Kensington seat from Labour.
Mr Gyimah is a former minister who reneged his membership while criticising the Tories for becoming a “hard Brexit party”.
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