Monday, July 11, 2016

Leicestershire Tory MP forecasts 20 defections if Theresa May becomes leader

Let's be honest: the East Midlands regional section is not always the most interesting part of Sunday Politics.

But it was certainly worth watching yesterday.

Andrew Bridgen, the Conservative MP for North West Leicestershire, was defending Andrea Leadsom and her bid to lead the party.

When the interviewer Marie Ashby put him to him that, according to the Sunday Times, some East Midlands Tory MPs were threatening to leave the party if Leadsom won the contest Bridgen replied:
"If Theresa May ends up leading the party I think you'll have as many people falling off the other side of the party."
You can see the exchange from 42:36 if you watch it on iPlayer.

Remember that the Sunday Times claimed as many as 20 Tory MPs were prepared to leave the party if Leadsom won.

1 comment:

Tim (Kalyr) said...

I wonder how many might have defected had Leadsom become leader? Mu guess is at least as many, if not more.