List includes former Chancellor, ‘father of the House’ and former Home Secretary Ken Clarke, former party vice-Chair Stephen Hammond, former Thatcher aide Oliver Letwin and Churchill’s grandson Nicholas Soames
The full list of Tory MPs kicked out of the party for voting against Boris Johnson is as follows:
- Guto Bebb, Aberconwy
- Richard Benyon, Newbury
- Steve Brine, Winchester
- Alistair Burt, NE Beds
- Greg Clark, Tunbridge Wells
- Ken Clarke, Rushcliffe
- David Gauke, SW Herts
- Justine Greening, Putney
- Dominic Grieve, Beaconsfield
- Sam Gyimah, E Surrey
- Philip Hammond, Runneymede and Weybridge
- Stephen Hammond, Wimbledon
- Richard Harrington, Watford
- Margot James, Stourbridge
- Oliver Letwin, W Dorset
- Anne Milton, Guildford
- Caroline Nokes, Romsey and Soton N
- Antoinette Sandbach, Eddisbury
- Nicholas Soames, Mid Sussex
- Rory Stewart, Penrith and the Border
- Ed Vaizey, Wantage
Rory Stewart announced tonight at the GQ awards evening that he is quitting politics – as he was presented with an award:
It is not yet clear whether this will trigger a by-election or he will wait until the next – and potentially imminent – general election, but ‘ceases to be a politician’ suggests immediacy.
Boris Johnson has been touted as a change from Theresa May’s weakness and chaos. Yes – he’s worse.
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