The Evening Standard reports that at the Wednesday 1922 Committee, Conservative Party chairman Warsi was “monstered” by Tory MPs over the resignation saga.
Members from the East Midlands were prominent in the attack. Chris Heaton-Harris, Brian Binley, Sir Peter Tapsell, Nicky Morgan and Philip Hollobone all clearly recognize that the problem was an own goal by Warsi. It was an entirely fabricated problem.
A Conservative spokesman said: ‘The chairman acted quite correctly. We couldn’t select a candidate until there was a vacancy.’ This yet again demonstrated the pig headed ignorance of the chairman. They did not need to select a candidate.
The candidate was selected by 3000 plus Conservative Party members in the East Midlands in 2008, and their choice was endorsed by the voters in the 2009 Euro elections. That list stands until the next Euro elections in 2014. The next-in-line is already chosen and his name is Rupert Matthews.
The Party has lost a Conservative MEP and the 22 Committee clearly recognises that responsibility lies with the Party Chairman. She doesn’t understand the party and she doesn’t understand the Euro elections system. She should go.