Petition for Lee Anderson to have Tory whip reinstated hits 10,000 signatures

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Our Conservative Post petition calling for Lee Anderson MP to be brought back into the Tory fold has passed 10,000 signatures.

Lee Anderson said the support he had received from Conservative Post readers and people across the country has been “absolutely phenomenal.”

The former deputy chairman of the Conservative Party said his inbox had “exploded with support” and said he’d even been receiving “rounds of applause” when visiting pubs in his Ashfield constituency. 

He told GB News: “I know I’m not everybody’s cup of tea and I do speak in a different language to a lot of people in Parliament. When I went into pubs in Ashfield at the weekend, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, which I did, I got a round of applause when I went in. These are normal working class people.

“Some people over in that place [Westminster] might not like that sort of response, but this is what normal people are thinking in places like Ashfield.

“My inbox has exploded with support. I cannot keep up with my WhatsApp messages, my text messages, my Facebook messages, Instagram, whatever social media platform I’m on. The amount of support coming through is absolutely phenomenal.”

Mr Anderson has insisted he will stand at the next general election but said whether that will be as a Tory candidate is “out of my hands.” 

The Ashfield MP lost the Tory whip after failing to apologise for claiming “Islamists” had “got control” of Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London.

He has received the support of several high profile Conservative MPs such as Sir Jacob Rees-Mogg and Suella Braverman who have said the former party Deputy Chairman should not have lost the whip.

Sir Jason Rees-Mogg told GB News: “Lee’s comments were infelicitous but he should not have had the party whip withdrawn. When Lee made these remarks, these were the words of a man profoundly concerned about the state of extremism in Britain.

“His concerns about Islamism are entirely legitimate and reflect views held across the country.”

Sign the petition to get Lee Anderson reinstated here.

9 COMMENTS

  1. When is someone in power go say Islamophobia is an oxymoron.
    A phobia is an irrational fear of something?
    But to fear Islam is not irrational!!
    Also you can’t be racist to an ideology or a religion,cult?
    Please stop being scared of made up fantasy words🤡

  2. He’s just saying what we can all see.
    Our country is being changed from a nice dull Christian country to a radical Islamist state.

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