Update on Nadine Dorries

Yesterday I reported comments made by Daisy Cooper and Ed Davey about Nadine Dorries’ reluctance to carry out her promise to stand down from Parliament “with immediate effect” (Nadine Dorries should do something).

It seems that our MPs are now planning to table a Bill as soon as Parliament returns on 4th September to suspend Nadine Dorries for 10 days if she doesn’t appear in Parliament by 14th September.

If the motion is passed, and a suspension results, then this would trigger a recall petition in the Constituency and allow her constituents to force a by-election.

Daisy Copper tells us:

For months Nadine Dorries has treated the people of Mid Bedfordshire with contempt and taken them for granted.

As thousands of people struggle to get a GP appointment and face steep hikes to their mortgages, Nadine Dorries continues to be missing in action. What’s worse is that the Conservatives just don’t seem to care that they’re letting people down.

We need an end to this sorry saga, once and for all. Nadine Dorries must resign, if not then this Government must do the right thing and force her to. Every day that Rishi Sunak sits on his hands the people across Mid Bedfordshire are being failed.


* Mary Reid is a contributing editor on Lib Dem Voice. She was a councillor in Kingston upon Thames, where she is still very active with the local party, and is the Hon President of Kingston Lib Dems.

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  • Nick Collins 25th Aug '23 - 4:21pm

    Nadine Dorries is sulking because she has not been awarded a peerage. By her own behaviour, she has demonstrated her unsuitability to be a member of either House of Parliament. It will be interesting to see how many Tory MPs support the bill: or whether they are sufficiently shameless to oppose it.

  • Nonconformistradical 26th Aug '23 - 6:26pm

    She’s done the deed at last!

  • Nick Collins 26th Aug '23 - 7:46pm

    So has she really gone this time, or will she be having more “farewell tours” than Frank Sinatra?

  • John Bicknell 27th Aug '23 - 10:08am

    ‘to what extent should we commit our resources to this seat?’
    Anyone who has been in receipt of the constant emails calling supporters to action days will have no doubt that the Lib Dems are fully committed to fighting for this seat. Whether they are successful will depend upon whether they or Labour manage to establish themselves in the perception of the locals as the principal challenger. If neither establishes a clear dominance, it is quite possible that the Conservatives could hang on in a tight three way contest.

  • Obviously l hope we win the seat with Labour second. But I do fear that we will split the vote leading to a beaming Sunak coming on TV plugging a turning of the tide.

  • Nonconformistradical 27th Aug '23 - 6:50pm

    Looking at past election results on wiki – it does have some resemblance to North Shropshire and I’d suggest we shouldn’t jump to conclusions based just on Labour having done better than us in recent general elections. We were 2nd in both seats in 2010′

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