Mak Backs ‘In’ After Telling Selectors He’d Back ‘Out’

2015 intake Tory MP Alan Mak told his Havant selection meeting that he was an Outer. Last year he provided local Conservative members with a detailed CV describing himself as a “Thatcherite and patriot”, telling them he was inspired to join the Tories by the Keep the Pound campaign and boldly claiming he was a “policy adviser to James Wharton MP, author of the EU referendum bill to give voters a say on Europe and win back UKIP votes”. Before the election, he wrote:

“Our current relationship with the EU doesn’t work for Britain. Things have got to change. We need to get tough with Europe… we shouldn’t be afraid to leave.”

His campaign literature claimed:

“Alan backs lower immigration, deportation of foreign criminals and terrorists, and stopping abuse of our NHS and welfare system. Enough is enough.”

Today, in a much-awaited statement, Mak has come out for… Remain.

“After conducting a hard-headed analysis of the detail of the Prime Minister’s re-negotiated settlement,” says Mak, “I will support the Prime Minister and vote to Remain”. After conducting a hard-headed analysis of his future career trajectory, more like. Alan, you’ve let Guido down, you’ve let yourself down and worst of all, you’ve let your country down.




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