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North West Leicestershire MP Kicked Out of Conservative Party

North West Leicestershire MP, Andrew Bridgen, has been kicked out of the Conservative Party, after comparing Covid-19 vaccines to the Holocaust, it has been revealed.

The outspoken MP,  was dismissed on Wednesday, April 12, following the recommendation of a disciplinary panel.

Leicester Time: North West Leicestershire MP Kicked Out of Conservative Party
Picture: Andrew Bridgen

The decision follows statements made by Mr Bridgen via Twitter, which were described as “utterly unacceptable” by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

The regular critic of vaccines lost the whip in January after claiming they are “the biggest crime against humanity since the Holocaust”.

He had been forced to sit as an independent MP since January. However, a Conservative Party spokesman confirmed this afternoon that Mr Bridgen has now been formally kicked out of the party.   

Following his dismissal, Mr Bridgen has accused the party of kicking him out “under false pretences” and says he intends to stand again at the next election.

My expulsion from the Conservative Party under false pretences only confirms the toxic culture which plagues our political system,” he said in a statement posted on Twitter.  

“Above all else this is an issue of freedom of speech.  No elected Member of Parliament should ever be penalised for speaking on behalf of those who have no voice.

“The Party has been sure to make an example of me.”

He has 28 days from this date to appeal.