The Conservative Party has expelled one of its backbenchers, Mr Simon Middleton-Cummings MP (Rochester and the Marshes) after a Parliamentary Commission found him guilty of “inciting Ministers to maintain promises made to the electorate during the 2010 election campaign”.
Tory leader David Cameron was quick to disown his former colleague. “If an MP is going round suggesting that Ministers should enact a programme that bears any relation whatsoever to the one we outlined before the election, then he has no place in the Conservative Party”, he said.
Mr Middleton-Cummings has said he will appeal against the expulsion. He said “I may have been slightly naive to expect election promises not be broken, but I was quite entitled to act upon the foul stench of hypocrisy emanating from Number 10.”
“Having said that, it could just be the drains”.