Will this election mark the rise of the independent MP?

David Gauke joins growing number of high-profile politicians standing against their former parties

David Gauke
Former justice secretary and independent MP for South West Hertfordshire David Gauke
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David Gauke is the latest high-profile MP to announce that he will be standing as an independent candidate in next month’s general election.

The former justice secretary was in the Conservative cabinet just four months ago, but had his whip removed in September for voting against the Government on leaving the EU.

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