Bercow Plotters Prematurely Brief Plan

Someone on the inside of the high-end Tory plot to destroy John Bercow has been speaking candidly to the Telegraph’s James Kirkup. The plotters might be on to something here:

“A senior Conservative said it would be “quite unfair” if Mr Bercow was allowed to stand for a redrawn constituency while another MP was not. The source said “If the constituency vanishes or is virtually unrecognisable then the local party may feel free to select their own candidate [against Mr Bercow] because the tradition would not apply.”

In recent months Bercow has had run ins with Ministers Simon Burns and Tim Loughton, but the dislike for him goes beyond those two and deep into the back-benches…




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