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Dominic Grieve

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Urmstongran Sat 30-Mar-19 11:41:12

The remain-supporting Conservative MP, Dominic Grieve, is facing deselection by his party after losing a confidence vote held by his local association by 182 to 131 votes.

The Conservative association in his Beaconsfield constituency said it no longer had confidence in the former attorney general after he put his case to members at a meeting last night.

Hopefully he will be the first of many! Yvette Cooper’s constituents voted by 71% to Leave the EU.

Firecracker123 Sat 30-Mar-19 11:43:42

Let's hope so and Yvette Cooper.

varian Sat 30-Mar-19 11:44:54

Dominic Grieve deselection campaign being led by someone who not only stood against him as Ukip candidate in GE 2017, was a UKIP local council candidate and local branch chairman of Ukip, but also stood for the UKIP National Executive Council in 2016... now a Conservative.

jura2 Sat 30-Mar-19 11:48:16

Tragic news- throughout the campaig he has been dignified, honest, and knew all along he was putting his career at risk. When the few honest and intelligent politicians are deselected, you know the country is in real trouble.

Now are you sure Beaconsfield voted Leave?

Huge respect for him- I will write to him to voice my support, my respect and my thanks. Hope many more will do too.

jura2 Sat 30-Mar-19 11:50:43

Just checked, so it did - by a tiny tiny margin- less than 500 votes - so he was supporting the vote of just about 50% of his Constituency- with 50%/50% - he could not win, could he?

Firecracker123 Sat 30-Mar-19 11:50:52

Doesn't make any difference who is leading the deselection campaign the facts still stand.

varian Sat 30-Mar-19 11:53:23

Dominic Grieve has done exactly what he was elected to do - he has used his best judgement in the interests of his constituents and the country. Our MPs are representatives not delegates.

The bluekippers who want to oust him are only a tiny fraction of the voters in Beaconsfield. If he is ousted I hope he can be re-elected as an independent MP. We need more like him in parliament.

jura2 Sat 30-Mar-19 11:53:47

Oh yes, it does matter - a lot.

Firecracker123 Sat 30-Mar-19 11:54:47

First past the post wins is that too hard to understand.

Oldwoman70 Sat 30-Mar-19 11:57:10

jura2 Are you in his constituency? Are you a member of his party? Surely whether he is deselected or not it up to them.

HootyMcOwlface Sat 30-Mar-19 11:57:56

Wow wow wow, an MP with integrity, putting the interests of our country before themselves. I am truly impressed.

maryeliza54 Sat 30-Mar-19 11:58:28

DG said this morning that recently 200 new members had joined his local party and when he turned up for the meeting last night there were many people in the room he didn’t recognise. He said Aaron Banks is being instrumental in encouraging Leavers to join the local parties of Reman Tories. AB was the man who gave £8 million to the leave campaign and we still don’t know where it really came from
One general point on deselection/selection/ no confidence votes - I think you should have to have been a member before you can take part in votes like this for say, a year and this should apply across all parties but there’s no way that could be legislated for.

Firecracker123 Sat 30-Mar-19 11:58:35

That's what he should do stand as an Independent and leave the Conservative party like Soubry did.

maryeliza54 Sat 30-Mar-19 12:00:57

AS is not an independent really she’s joined the soon to be Change.UK party.

jura2 Sat 30-Mar-19 12:06:30

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MaizieD Sat 30-Mar-19 12:07:47

I'm sure there are many constituencies that would be delighted to have him as their MP.

I can see the tory party splitting, despite May's frantic efforts to hold it together. It's about time the two party stranglehold was loosened.

MaizieD Sat 30-Mar-19 12:08:56

Blimey! What's that, jura? grin

Urmstongran Sat 30-Mar-19 12:09:07

Perhaps a few more Remainers should have joined the party too in that case and voted for him!

jura2 Sat 30-Mar-19 12:09:28

and it does seem that a large proportion are prepared to align to Ukip and worse. And same for LP - a very dangerous situation- I despair at what is happening to my beloved UK.

maryeliza54 Sat 30-Mar-19 12:10:38

I read/heard something recently that cf with Europe we are unusual in having such a strong two party system and all the managing the ‘broad church’ issues that result.

eazybee Sat 30-Mar-19 12:37:57

Good riddance.
I have had enough of his posturing and capering about like the Childcatcher from Chitty-chitty bang-bang, but without Robert Helpmann's talent and charisma.

Grandma70s Sat 30-Mar-19 13:17:40

Dominic Grieve is my son’s MP, and although my sons and I are not Conservatives we have great respect for him. Perhaps he will become an independent now that the Tories appear to be getting more and more right wing.

What seems to be happening in this country is frightening.

craftyone Sat 30-Mar-19 13:19:34

yes, oh yes and sodbury should be next. Smarmy self-serving man, never liked him

craftyone Sat 30-Mar-19 13:22:02

I forgot, sosbury has left. She won`t ever be elected again. Meal ticket down the drain for those mps who forgot who they were supposed to be representing

Anja Sat 30-Mar-19 13:31:27

And there was me being told this only happened under Jeremy 🙄