02/16/2015 12:03 EST | Updated 04/18/2015 05:59 EDT

Eve Adams, former Tory MP, returns to House today as a Liberal

Monday will be the first day that floor-crossing MP Eve Adams can join the Liberal caucus in the House of Commons as MPs return to Parliament after a week in their ridings.

The former Conservative MP, who was parliamentary secretary to Health Minister Rona Ambrose, announced a week ago that she was joining the Liberal Party. 

Adams had been denied the chance to run for the Conservatives prior to her move, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said.

The MP was a source of controversy for the Conservative Party and had fought a nasty nomination battle that ended with the party suspending the race amid allegations of dirty tricks by both Adams and opponent Natalya Lishchyna.

Adams eventually dropped out of the race citing health problems.