Oh dear… according to Quentin Letts, newly converted Remain supporter Kelly Tolhurst personally told him she was a Brexiteer:
Tory MP Kelly Tolhurst's pro-Remain announcement is Javidesque. She personally told me she was pro-Leave. Dear oh dear.
— Quentin Letts (@thequentinletts) June 1, 2016
Kelly says she is “surprised” by Quentin’s tweet because she “only finally decided last week”. Oh really…
When she was fighting Mark Reckless in Rochester last year, Tolhurst included an anti-EU immigration pledge as one of the six pillars of her campaign, promising “action – not just talk”. She said she wanted the time from which EU migrants can claim benefits “extended to five years… immediately”. More than the PM achieved in his renegotiation. Now she says the renegotiation has secured the immigration changes she desired. What was that about “Action – not just talk”?
Back in 2012 she even supported Reckless’s campaign against the EU:
She campaigned and won her constituency as an avowed Eurosceptic. She told journalists she was a Leaver. What possibly could have changed Kelly’s mind?