A Doncaster MP has rebuffed calls for him to follow his “great friend” Lee Anderson and defect to Reform UK.

Speaking to GB News last week, Nick Fletcher, MP for Don Valley, said he would continue to stand by the Conservative Party.

When asked about his political future, Mr Fletcher said: “My constituents voted for a Conservative candidate and they will keep a Conservative candidate until the next election.”

“I have been very fortunate to have known Lee Anderson for four years,” Mr Fletcher said on X, “he is a great friend and not a racist.”