Nadine Dorries formally quits as an MP after savage attack on Rishi Sunak in resignation letter | The Sun
NADINE Dorries is officially OUT as an MP after launching a savage attack on Rishi Sunak and resigning last Friday.
This morning Chancellor Jeremy Hunt formally declared Ms Dorries to be Steward and Bailiff of the Three Hundreds of Chiltern – a title held by MPs who quit before an election.
Commenting on the ex-Cabinet Minister's resignation, Rishi Sunak said: "I'm grateful to Nadine for her service both as an MP and a minister.
"We are looking forward, and delighted to support our fantastic candidate in Mid Beds, Festus Akinbusoye, who is the local candidate, the only local candidate in this election; also the local police and crime commissioner.
"He's got a fantastic track record of already standing up for local people, and I hope he can continue to do that as a new member of Parliament."
Last week Ms Dorries launched a ferocious personal attack saying the Tories are now facing a disastrous “electoral tsunami” under his leadership.
She claimed the Prime Minister had opened the gates to whip up a frenzy leaving cops to visit her home amid a slew of threats.
Her formal departure emerged in a 1,787-word letter to the PM having first revealed she would quit in June after not receiving Peerage in Boris Johnson’s resignation honours list.
The departure will now set in motion a by-election for her mid-Bedfordshire seat which will be hotly contested this autumn.
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The TalkTV host accused Mr Sunak of abandoning “the fundamental principles of Conservatism” saying that “history will not judge you kindly”.
She said: “Since you took office a year ago, the country is run by a zombie Parliament where nothing meaningful has happened.
“What exactly has been done or have you achieved? You hold the office of Prime Minister unelected, without a single vote, not even from your own MPs.
“You have no mandate from the people and the Government is adrift. You have squandered the goodwill of the nation, for what?”
She claimed the government’s levelling-up policy had been discarded, the social care plan has been abandoned and policies attractive to the under-40s such as net zero “squandered” in the withering broadside.
Dorries also hit out at Corporation tax being raised to 25 per cent, the highest tax burden in 75 years and “completely failed” on reducing illegal immigration and not delivering on the benefits of Brexit.
She targeted the PM for London losing its appeal to the tech sector to establish roots in the UK and list on the London Stock Exchange.
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She wrote: “You flashed your gleaming smile in your Prada shoes and Savile Row suit from behind a camera, but you just weren’t listening.
“All they received in return were platitudes and a speech illustrating how wonderful life was in California.”
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