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TORY WHIP: Richard Harrington is back whilst David Gauke still independent

 Published on: 30th October 2019   |   By: Jake Levison   |   Category: Uncategorized

Richard Harrington, MP for Watford and nine other MPs have had their whip restored to the Conservative party last night (October 29).

They were allowed to rejoin the party following a meeting with the Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Twenty-one MPs were kicked out of the party last month for voting against the party on Brexit including senior Parliamentary figure David Gauke MP.

The MP for South West Hertfordshire was denied the whip alongside 10 other Tory rebels.

Although Richard Harrington MP was reinstated, he declared he would not stand for Watford in the next General Election back in August, prior to removal of the Tory whip.

Mr Harrington MP said: “The Prime Minister asked to see me last night and informed me of his decision to reinstate the Whip.

“Whilst it makes little difference at this stage as I’m not standing at the December General Election, I was elected by constituents as a Conservative and it makes sense that I should stand down as one.”

The General Election date is set for Thursday, December 12 and Parliament will be dissolved on November 6 for five weeks of campaigning.

David Gauke MPs office has been contacted for comment.

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1 Comment

  1. gra October 30th, 2019, 5:10 pm

    Hope D Gauke is not our mp in hertfordshire

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