Voters in Beconsfield, Arch-Remoaner Dominic Grieve’s constituency, have every right to hope that the to deselect Grieve are successful.
In fact, I tend to think he should be facing a recall from Parliament as should any MP who breaks their promises to the electorate in the way Grieve has.
In 2017, following the announcement of the snap-election, Grieve told voters:
“What is clear to me, however, is that the decision of the electors in the Referendum must be respected and that I should support a reasoned process to bring it into effect.”
How is being the leading campaigner, at least on the Tory benches, for a so-called ‘Peoples Vote’ in any way respecting the 2016 decision of the British people to Leave the EU.
Currently, the only things that can trigger a recall petition to bring an MP to book is if they are convicted of a crime and sentenced to a custodial term, if they are sanctioned by a House Committee or convicted of an expenses offence.
Is it not now time to allow electors to recall their MP for blatant breaches of trust such as the one committed by Grieve?