Without getting into the politics behind this I feel the entire principle is wrong. With maybe the odd exception people voted for the honourable ? gentleman as he was their Conservative candidate. Not because people liked his face. Now it seems he wishes to switch alleigance and the people who voted him in now have a Labour mp not a Tory one. I personally feel if he (or any other MP who has done so in the past or might want to in the future) wishes to change parties they should be forced to resign and a by Election held. To me this is not a democracy at work.