Bridgen: Not delivering Brexit undermines our democracy

Tory MP Andrew Bridgen, who has written a letter of no confidence to the Party Chairman, has said Theresa May’s Chequers plan is damaging the party on the ground.

“Our activist base is very, very, unhappy,” he told Sky News this morning.

“There’s a report out that 60-70% of our activists are very uncomfortable with the proposals put forward at Chequers.

“We’ve been the party that was going to deliver Brexit, our membership and activists base are overwhelmingly people who  support Leave and now we’ve really annoyed them because we’re not going to deliver the Brexit we’ve promised for two years and this is undermining our democracy.”

When asked if he thought disgruntled activists would go out and vote for Jeremy Corbyn, Bridgen hit back, telling Adam Boulton it was “arrogant to think just because of the threat of Jeremy Corbyn…that people have to vote for us.

“People don’t have to vote.”