MEP expelled by Tories after opposing PM's plan
Member of the European Parliament (MEP) has spoken out after being
expelled from the Conservative Party over her opposition to the
Prime Minister's Brexit plan.
Girling, Conservative MEP for the South West, confirmed to Burnham-On-Sea.com
on Monday (October 1st): "I have received a letter from the
Chairman of the Conservatives expelling me from the Party."
believe that this is an extreme and disproportionate measure which
illustrates an increasing level of intolerance within the Party,
particularly on the issue of Brexit."
is no secret that I disagree with the PM on her strategy, as do
many others, but I am being treated very differently from others
in the Party, especially those with a much higher public profile."
are the tactics of a bully but I refuse to play the role of victim."
intend to direct my political energies into the People's Vote campaign
and ensure that the final say on any deal is put to test at the
Girling made a high-profile
visit to Burnham-On-Sea in 2014 at the start of a campaign to
improve the town's sea water quality.