Phillip Lee loses motion of no confidence

Bracknell Conservative Association members have today passed a motion of no-confidence in their staunch Remainer MP, Dr Phillip Lee.

The Special General Meeting held today at 11am was held after enough local members petitioned the association chairman to call one in line with Conservative Party rules.

 

Westmonster understands that Dr Lee was not in attendance after publishing a statement a fortnight ago declaring the move against him was “entryism”. He has today, prior to the result of the vote, criticised the Leave.EU campaign for its involvement in facilitating the deselection campaign undertaken by local members.

The Leave.EU campaign have since hit back, saying: “This is what happens when you say one thing and do another.”

Like Dominic Grieve in Beaconsfield who lost a similar vote on March 29, Lee has said he will continue to stand as a Conservative MP, despite his local members making themselves heard in today’s ballot.