Anna Soubry is MP for Broxtowe in Nottinghamshire and a member of the Independent Group. A qualified barrister, Soubry worked as a journalist before moving into politics in the mid-2000s. An ardent Remainer, she has a history of reasoned opposition to the dangers of xenophobia, with the New Statesman touting her as a happy example of a politician "who trades in facts not prejudices". Having threatened repeatedly to leave the Conservative Party on account of its leadership's Brexit stance, she defected to the newly formed Independent Group in February of this year.
In January, Soubry was subjected to so-called Nazi taunts by Brexiteers during an interview outside Parliament. The episode prompted discussions about the degradation of the public sphere, and misogynistic attitudes to women MPs, in the Brexit era.