Grantham and Stamford Conservative Association has responded to the news that Nick Boles has resigned from the local association but intends to retain the Tory whip in Parliament. Surely that won’t be allowed given he has betrayed grassroot Conservatives who got him elected in the first place?
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Vice-President of the Association, Cllr Martin Hill OBE penned the following statement today:
“As you are all aware Nick has been at odds with the local party and the Prime Minister for some time, so this announcement does not come as a complete surprise but the timing does leave at lot to be desired.
“I understand that it is Mr. Boles intention to carry on as the MP for Grantham and Stamford until the next General Election despite being elected to represent us in Parliament.
“Our Association AGM will be on March 28th where we can begin the process of selecting a new candidate to represent us at the next election or earlier if Mr. Boles takes the honourable course and resigns his seat.
“This is very disappointing for us all as once again we have been betrayed by our parliamentary representative but I am confident that we will continue to work together to support the Conservative cause in this part of Lincolnshire.”
Conservative members had been enraged by Boles’ anti-Brexit agenda for some time and were expected to share their views with Boles in no uncertain terms at their upcoming AGM on March 28th.
It appears he jumped before he was pushed and now won’t even stand for a by-election. Bottled it.