BREAKING NEWS: Nadine Dorries has Conservative Party whip restored

Mid Beds MP Nadine Dorries has had her Conservative Party whip restored amid fears that she may defect to UKIP.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 8th May 2013, 6:53 pm
MBTC-26-11-12- Nadine Dorries MP. Westoning.
MBTC-26-11-12- Nadine Dorries MP. Westoning.

Ms Dorries, who was suspended by the party in November after appearing on reality show I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, had a meeting this afternoon with Chief Whip George Young.

There are no conditions attached to her reinstatement, although Sir George did stipulate that Ms Dorries must not absence herself from parliament without permission in the future - a rule which applies to all MPS.

The rumours gained momentum last week after UKIP established itself as a political force to be reckoned with, by winning 150 seats on local councils.

Many senior politicians called for Nadine to be reinstated. These include local party chairman Budge Wells, and former national party leader David Davis who compared treatment of the MP to an ‘old Etonian clique’ citing other MPs who have faired better when they stepped out of line.

In November Nadine hit the headlines who she chose to travel to Australia to appear in the reality show and spent a week in the jungle taking part in gruesome tasks.

To read what Nadine had to say both before and after today’s meeting pick up your copy of the Times & Citizen tomorrow (Thursday)