Tory MP Sir Patrick Cormack is facing deselection by his contituency Party. his Executive Council voted against him by a narrow margin to leave the 67 year old Parliamentarian facing a vote of the whole Association.
Sir Patrick, who has been an MP since 1970 says he will not take this lieing down. He got a 9.4% swing at the last election and has indicated that if he is not reselected he would stand as an Independent candidate.
This must not be allowed to happen. I have no idea what has prompted this situation, and for all I know there may be good reasons, but Sir Patrick is a great contributor to Parliamentary life and has even been talked about as the next Speaker. I am tempted to start the SAVE SIR PATRICK campaign. Any takers?!
UPDATE: You can now join the Reselect Sir Patrick Cormack Group on Facebook HERE.