Lee Anderson issues major GB News update after Reform UK election win | Politics | News

Lee Anderson has announced he’ll be returning to his regular GB News show just days after becoming Reform UK’s first ever elected MP.

Taking to X, formerly Twitter on Sunday, the Ashfield MP wrote: „I’m Back. This Friday at 7pm on @GBNEWS my show starts again.“

He added that he was „looking forward to some healthy debate on my show on the fastest growing [sic] news channel in the UK“.

It comes after Anderson, who defected from the Conservatives in March, retained his East Midlands seat as Reform won elected representation in Westminster for the first time, with five seats in total.

Before switching sides in March, Anderson had been suspended as a Tory MP after refusing to apologise for claims Islamists had „control“ of London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan.

In March, the former Conservative party chairman sensationally announced he was joining Reform UK, declaring, „I want my country back.“

He appeared to retain much of the local support he had as a Tory MP as he held on in Ashfield amid a Labour landslide across the country that saw the Conservatives reduced to 121 seats in the House of Commons.

Reform leader Nigel Farage, who also won in Clacton-on-Sea, has since warned newly elected Labour leader Keir Starmer that there’s more to come from his party.

Reform picked up four million votes in the July 4 ballot, but won only a handful of seats due to the UK’s first-past-the-post system.

But Farage was keen to remind Sir Keir of how far Reform have come in such a short space of time.

„Reform are now second to Labour in 87 seats in this country,“ he wrote on X. „We are coming for you @Keir_Starmer.“

The Labour Party achieved a historic landslide victory, securing 411 seats and a whopping 176-seat majority, but the result also revealed a dramatic shift in the UK’s broader political landscape.

The Liberal Democrats also saw substantial gains, as did the Greens, and Reform UK, alongside victories by pro-Gaza independent candidates, including ex Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

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