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Theresa May should sack disloyal MPs, says Mark Pritchard

By Sophie Madden | Telford | Politics | Published:

Wrekin MP Mark Pritchard has said colleagues who are disloyal to Conservative party leader Theresa May should be sacked.

Mark Pritchard

Mark Pritchard, MP for The Wrekin, also said Brexit should not be used as a "beauty contest for future leadership".

In a post on social networking site Twitter, Mr Pritchard said: "The Conservative Party has no divine right to govern.

"It is arrogant to suggest Corbyn is unelectable. Egos riding on the back of Brexit are doing great harm."

Speaking today, he said briefing against Ms May was "damaging to Brexit."

Mr Pritchard added: "Brexit negotiations should not be used as a beauty contest for future leadership hopefuls, but rather as a means of delivering increased prosperity for Britain.

"Briefing against the Theresa May is damaging to Brexit and damaging to Britain.

"Disloyal ministers should be sacked."

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It comes after the Conservative Party conference was overshadowed by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson's call for "red lines" on Brexit that led to calls for Mrs May to sack him from her cabinet.

During his speech at the Tory Party conference in Manchester, Mr Johnson spoke about the UK's future post-Brexit.

Setting out an optimistic vision of the UK outside of the European Union, Mr Johnson said: "There is a huge desire out there for us to engage with the world more emphatically than ever before.

"And after Brexit that is what our partners are going to get as this country is freed from endlessly trying to block things in Brussels committee rooms. Freed to stop being negative and to start being positive about what we believe in - including free trade."

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The Foreign Secretary said it was time for the "lion" - the British people - to be allowed to "roar" after Brexit.

He also used his speech to praise Theresa May and insist the Cabinet is entirely united behind her approach to leaving the European Union.

Mr Pritchard has also warned against using the issue as a way of campaigning for future leadership of the party, and also spoke against attacks on Jeremy Corbyn, after Mr Johnson used his speech to attack the Labour leader, saying "that Nato-bashing, Trident-scrapping, would-be abolisher of the British army" - and the "zombie" ideology of 1970s-style socialism."

Sophie Madden

By Sophie Madden
@SMadden_Star

Senior reporter based out of the head office in Ketley covering the Telford area.

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