Boris Backstabber Looking for Chicken Run to Safe Tory Seat mdi-fullscreen

After riding the Boris bounce to his Warrington South seat in 2019, Andy Carter’s political future is no longer looking so assured. Carter, one quarter of the Kangaroo Court’s Tory Majority, is currently sat on a 3% majority which, on current polls, is perilous at best. No doubt this is why the marsupial Member of Parliament has been so quick to get on the “displaced list” of chicken running Tory MPs looking to migrate to a safe seat. The Tory grassroots might have other ideas…

Guido’s already reported that Andy has been making overtures in Chester South and Eddisbury. Some involved in the selection have “strong opinions” on Carter’s involvement with the Kangaroo Court.

Any activists involved in the selection of candidates for safe seats might also want to bear in mind what Carter had to say about the man responsible for his election to Parliament. Even before he began considering the evidence before the Privileges Committee he was deliberating over Boris’s political future. Carter was critical of the former Prime Minister in a private email:

“Being candid, Mr Johnson chose to appoint someone who he knew faced allegation in relation to ‘sexual impropriety’ to the whips office, with responsibility for pastoral issues, he then did not tell the truth about knowing about these concerns that had been raised with him previously following complaints.  When a former Permanent Secretary contacted number 10 and urged them to correct their position, in relation to what the Prime Minister knew they continued to brief colleagues that the PM knew nothing about historic allegation, leaving Government Ministers to undertake broadcast interviews which were not accurate.  It later became clear that Mr Johnson had been briefed on historic allegations in relation to Mr Pincher, since then further concerns have been raised with the Police also investing.”
He finished saying “when his Ministers refuse to continue to support Mr Johnson because they felt they had not received truth answers to questions they had raised I’m afraid he had no alternative but to stand down.” How’s that for having a pre-conceived outcome?
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