Ex-Tory MP defected to Labour after whips ‘threatened to scrap new school’

Christian Wakeford said government enforcers threatened to withhold funding in his constituency if he rebelled.

1/20/2022 5:20:00 PM

The prime minister is facing calls for a new investigation to be launched over allegations of improper behaviour by government lieutenants charged with keeping the party in line.

Christian Wakeford said government enforcers threatened to withhold funding in his constituency if he rebelled.

’s enforcers told him he would lose out on a new high school if he didn’t vote a certain way.over the handling of the Downing Street parties scandal.against the PM.He urged colleagues to report any such strongarm tactics to the speaker of the House of Commons or the Metropolitan Police.

‘This is a town that’s not had a high school for the best part of 10 years.Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon said it would be ‘corruption’ if investment was being held back from the constituencies of Mr Johnson’s critics, telling ITV the allegations should be ‘independently investigated’.

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