Julie Girling MEP: My Expulsion from the Conservative Party

On Tuesday 25th September I received a letter from the Chairman of the Conservatives expelling me from the Party.

I 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.

It 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. These are the tactics of a bully but I refuse to play the role of victim. I intend to direct my political energies into the Peoples Vote campaign and ensure that the final say on any deal is put to test at the ballot box.