Anne Marie Morris has an 17,000 majority should this end up with a by-election. The LibDems almost won the seat in 2010. Uh oh…
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UPDATE: Tory spokesman: “We are aware of these reports. This kind of language is completely unacceptable and we are urgently investigating.”
UPDATE II: Anne Marie Morris: “The comment was totally unintentional. I apologise unreservedly for any offence caused.”
UPDATE III: Theresa May: “I think it is beholden on us all that we use appropriate language at all times.”
UPDATE IV: Labour’s Andrew Gwynne:
“Anne Marie Morris’ comments are outrageous and totally unacceptable. Theresa May once spoke about changing the Tories’ ‘Nasty Party’ tag. If she’s serious about that, she will admit it’s not enough for the Tories to ‘investigate’ and will apologise and act immediately. If that means withdrawing the whip, that’s what they should do.”