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Beaconsfield MP loses vote on motion of confidence held by local party

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The Member of Parliament for Beaconsfield has lost a vote on a motion of confidence at a meeting of the Beaconsfield Constituency Conservative Association.

At an Annual General Meeting of the Beaconsfield Constituency Conservative Association (BCCA), held on Friday 29th March 2019 in Gerrards Cross, the sitting MP, Dominic Grieve QC, lost a vote on a motion of confidence by 182 votes to 131.

A statement posted on Twitter (below) by the Chairman of the BCCA said that more than 350 people attended the AGM meeting and that ‘Our members had a robust discussion with our MP, Mr Grieve QC, on Brexit before voting on a motion of confidence in him as our MP, which I can confirm, with a heavy heart he failed to remain.

He remains our Conservative MP but I will be speaking as soon as possible to my fellow Officers and the Executive Council.

Losing the vote of confidence does not necessarily mean that Mr Grieve will automatically be deselected.

A petition to remove Mr Grieve had attracted more than 38,000 signatures. He has held the position of MP for Beaconsfield for 22 years and at the 2017 General Election commanded a majority of 25,543 with a 65.3% share of the total votes cast.

In recent weeks Mr Grieve had spoken against Brexit and the Conservative party.

The Tweet, taken from the Beaconsfield Constituency Conservative Association Twitter page, announcing the news of the de-selection is as follows :

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