Are Traitors Re-elected?

21 Conservative MPs – Lost the Party Whip 3. September 2019 for voting against the Government. They conspired, working towards their own leaning in favour of remain which was against the will of the people. For this they were cast out of the Conservative party.

 

Philip Hammond - stands down as an MP

The leader of the pack coordinating the rebels' efforts, insisted the move to vote against the Government was designed to block a no-deal Brexit and give Parliament time to scrutinise and implement any new deal agreed.

MP for - Runnymede and Weybridge (elected 6 times)

  • Conservative: 1 May 1997 - 4 September 2019
  • Independent: 4 September 2019 - 6 November 2019
  • 6 November 2019 steps down as an MP

Conservative MP Ben Spencer wins the seat Dec. 2019 with a majority of 18,270
(votes: 29,262 - vote share 54.9%).

 

David Gauke - stands as an Independent MP and loses

Another key figure - so much so that the anti-no-deal group of 21 MPs are dubbed the "Gaukeward squad".

MP for - South West Hertfordshire (elected 4 times)

  • Conservative: 5 May 2005 - 4 September 2019
  • Independent: 4 September 2019 - 6 November 2019
  • Loses the seat as an Independent MP (Votes: 15,919 Vote share: 26.0%)
  • Conservative MP Gagan Mohindra (wins with a majority of 14,408 (votes: 30,327 - vote share: 49.6%).

 

Dominic Grieve - stands as an Independent MP and loses

A strong supporter for a 2nd referendum, with the option to remain.

MP for - Beaconsfield  (elected 6 times)  1 May 1997 - 6 November 2019

  • Conservative: 1 May 1997 - 4 September 2019
  • Independent: 4 September 2019 - 6 November 2019
  • Came 2nd standing as an Independent
  • Conservative MP Joy Morrissey won (votes: 32,477 - vote share 56.1%)

 

Kenneth Clarke - stands down as an MP

Former chancellor, Mr Clarke has long been out of step with his views on Europe.

MP for - Rushcliffe (Elected 13 times) - 18 June 1970 - 6 November 2019

  • Conservative: 18 June 1970 - 4 September 2019
  • Independent: 4 September 2019 - 6 November 2019
  • Stands down as an MP on 6 November 2019
  • Conservative MP Ruth Edwards wins the seat (votes: 28,765 - vote share: 47.5%)

 

Sir Oliver Letwin - stands down as an MP

A ringleader and ex-cabinet Member he tables the motion in April 2019 to hammer out a Brexit compromise by seizing control of the parliamentary timetable.

MP for - West Dorset (Elected 6 times) - 1 May 1997 - 6 November 2019

  • Conservative: 1 May 1997 - 4 September 2019
  • Independent: 4 September 2019 - 6 November 2019
  • Stands down as an MP on 6 November 2019
  • Conservative MP Chris Loder wins (votes: 33,589 - vote share: 55.1%)

 

Justine Greening - stands down as an MP

Voting three times against Theresa May's Brexit deal.

MP for - Putney (elected 4 times) - 5 May 2005 - 6 November 2019

  • Conservative: 5 May 2005 - 4 September 2019
  • Independent: 4 September 2019 - 6 November 2019
  • Stands down as an MP on 6 November 2019
  • Labour MP Fleur Anderson wins the seat (votes: 22,780 - vote share 45.1%).

 

Rory Stewart - stands down as an MP

He claimed that a no-deal Brexit would be a "clean and easy break from the EU” was disingenuous as, believing, it will lead to years of economic and political uncertainty.

MP for - Penrith and The Border (elected 3 times) - 6 May 2010 - 6 November 2019

  • Conservative: 6 May 2010 - 4 September 2019
  • Independent: 4 September 2019 - 6 November 2019
  • Stands down as an MP on 6 November 2019
  • Conservative MP Neil Hudson wins the seat (votes: 28,875 - vote share: 60.4%).

 

Alistair Burt - stands down as an MP

He said that he has a "fundamental and unresolvable" disagreement with the party leadership over Brexit.

MP for:

North East Bedfordshire (elected 5 times) - 7 June 2001 - 6 November 2019

Bury North (elected 3 times) - 9 June 1983 - 1 May 1997

  • Conservative: 9 June 1983 - 4 September 2019
  • Independent: 4 September 2019 - 30 October 2019
  • Conservative: 30 October 2019 - 6 November 2019

Alistair Burt was most recently the Conservative MP for North East Bedfordshire (gets the Conservative whip back) but decided not to stand for re-election and leaves the Commons on 6 November 2019.

  • Conservative MP Richard Fuller wins the seat in East Bedfordshire with a majority of 24,283 (votes: 38,443 – vote share: 59.1%)

 

Sir Nicholas Soames - stands down as an MP

The grandson of Winston Churchill was among those who rebelled after concluding a deal was not achievable in the available timeframe.

MP for:

 Mid Sussex (elected 6 times) - 1 May 1997 - 6 November 2019

Crawley (elected 3 times) - 9 June 1983 - 1 May 1997

  • Conservative: 9 June 1983 - 4 September 2019
  • Independent: 4 September 2019 - 29 October 2019
  • Conservative: 30 October 2019 - 6 November 2019

Sir Nicholas Soames was the Conservative MP for Mid Sussex (gets the Conservative whip back) but decides not to stand for re-election leaving the Commons on 6 November 2019.

  • Conservative MP Mims Davies wins the seat with a majority of 18,197 (votes: 33,455 - vote share: 53.3%).

 

Greg Clark – Wins the seat for Tunbridge Wells

One of the strongest advocates of Theresa May's Brexit deal. The Former Secretary of State has said no deal would be "ruinous".

  • Greg Clark is the Conservative MP for Tunbridge Wells and has been an MP continuously since 5 May 2005. He wins the same seat again with a majority of 14,645 (votes: 30,119 - vote share 55.1%). His party whip is restored after losing it for supporting a backbench-instigated bill seeking to block a no-deal Brexit.

 

Sam Gyimah – lost his seat as a Lib-Dem

The former universities minister claimed that there was "no mandate" for a no-deal Brexit which would be "damaging and disruptive" for his constituents.

MP for - East Surrey (elected 3 times) - 6 May 2010 - 6 November 2019

  • Conservative: 6 May 2010 - 4 September 2019
  • Independent: 4 September 2019 - 14 September 2019
  • Liberal Democrat: 14 September 2019 - 6 November 2019
  • Former MP for East Surrey Sam Gyimah joined the Lib-Dems in September and went on to stand for election in London Kensington, but only reached 3rd place with a vote share of 21% (votes: 9,312).
  • Conservative MP Felicity Buchan (votes: 16,768 - vote share: 38.3%) wins the Kensington seat with a majority 150. Labour took second place with (votes: 16,618 - vote share: 38.0%).
  • His old constituency of East Surrey was won by Conservative MP Claire Coutinho (votes: 35,624 - vote share 59.7%) with a majority of 24,040.

 

Antoinette Sandbach – Lost her seat standing as a Lib-Dem

As Conservative MP for Eddisbury, she said it was "important to act" to stop any chance of no deal. She also said she didn’t "regret putting her job on the line to save constituents jobs".

MP for - Eddisbury (elected 2 times) - 7 May 2015 - 6 November 2019

  • Conservative: 7 May 2015 - 4 September 2019
  • Independent: 4 September 2019 - 31 October 2019
  • Liberal Democrat: 31 October 2019 - 6 November 2019
  • December 2019 came 3rd standing as a Lib-Dem (Votes: 9,582 Vote share 18.1%)
  • Conservative Edward Timpson wins (Votes: 30,095 Vote share 56.8%)

 

Stephen Hammond – wins the seat for Wimbledon

He accuses Conservative Brexiteers of "lecturing others" about loyalty and is reluctant to vote against the government.

MP for – Wimbledon (elected 4 times) - since 5 May 2005

  • Conservative: continuously since 5 May 2005.
  • Wins the seat for Wimbledon after having the whip restored (Votes: 20,373 Vote share 38.4%)

 

Margot James - stands down as an MP

The Conservative MP for Stourbridge said voting against the government had been the hardest decision she had ever made in politics.

MP for – Stourbridge (elected 3 times) - 6 May 2010 - 6 November 2019

  • Conservative: 6 May 2010 - 4 September 2019
  • Independent: 4 September 2019 - 29 October 2019
  • Conservative: 30 October 2019 - 6 November 2019
  • The party whip is restored in Oct. 2019 but she stands down as an MP
  • Conservative MP Suzanne Webb wins (votes: 27,534 - vote share: 60.3%)

 

Richard Harrington - stands down as an MP

The 61-year old announces he will stand down as MP for Watford at the next election.

MP for – Watford (elected 3 times) - 6 May 2010 - 6 November 2019

  • Conservative: 30 October 2019 - 6 November 2019
  • Independent: 4 September 2019 - 29 October 2019
  • Conservative: 6 May 2010 - 4 September 2019
  • The party whip is restored in Oct. 2019 but he stands down as an MP
  • Conservative MP Dean Russell wins (votes: 26,421 - vote share: 45.5%)

 

Guto Bebb - stands down as an MP

The Aberconwy MP, who is also quitting at the next election, says a vote against no deal is "truer to Conservative tradition than anyone who traipses through the lobbies out of fear, opportunism or simply unthinking loyalty".

MP for – Aberconwy (elected 3 times) - 6 May 2010 - 6 November 2019

  • Conservative: 6 May 2010 - 4 September 2019
  • Independent: 4 September 2019 - 29 October 2019
  • The party whip is restored in Oct. 2019 but he stands down
  • Conservative MP Robin Millar wins (votes: 14,687 - vote share: 46.1%)

 

Caroline Nokes - wins the seat for Romsey and Southampton North

The Conservative MP said her constituents would be worse off under a no-deal Brexit. She said she would be talking to her constituency association and would not rule out standing as an independent.

MP for – Romsey and Southampton North (elected 3 times) - continuously since 6 May 2010

  • Wins again as Conservative in 2019 (votes: 27,862 - vote share: 54.2%)
  • The party whip is restored in Oct. 2019

 

Ed Vaizey - stands down as an MP

The Conservative MP for Wantage and ex-culture minister has said a no-deal exit would hurt the digital economy.

MP for – Wantage (elected 4 times) - 5 May 2005 - 6 November 2019

  • Conservative: 5 May 2005 - 4 September 2019
  • Independent: 4 September 2019 - 29 October 2019
  • Conservative: 30 October 2019 - 6 November 2019
  • The party whip is restored in Oct. 2019 but he stands down as an MP
  • Conservative MP David Johnston wins (votes: 34,085 - vote share: 50.7%)

 

Steve Brine - wins the seat for Winchester

This former health minister said he was prepared to hold the prime minister to his claim that a no-deal Brexit is a "million to one chance".

MP for – Winchester (elected 3 times) - continuously since 6 May 2010

  • Wins again as Conservative in Dec. 2019 (votes: 27,862 - vote share: 54.2%)
  • The party whip is restored in Oct. 2019

 

Anne Milton - Lost her seat standing as an Independent

She has kept a low profile since quitting as a minister in July but attended a meeting with other likely rebels in Westminster.

MP for – Guildford (elected 4 times) - 5 May 2005 - 6 November 2019

  • Conservative: 5 May 2005 - 4 September 2019
  • Independent: 4 September 2019 - 6 November 2019
  • 2019 came 3rd standing as an Independent (votes: 4,356 - vote share: 7.4%)
  • Conservative MP Angela Richardson wins (votes: 26,317 - vote share: 44.9%)

 

Richard Benyon - stands down as an MP

The former fisheries minister MP for Newbury said that he hoped to return to the fold as a Tory MP, adding that he would "throw himself on the mercy" of his local association.

MP for – Newbury (elected 4 times) - 5 May 2005 - 6 November 2019

  • Conservative: 5 May 2005 - 4 September 2019
  • Independent: 4 September 2019 - 29 October 2019
  • Conservative: 30 October 2019 - 6 November 2019
  • The party whip is restored in Oct. 2019 but he stands down as an MP
  • Conservative MP Laura Farris wins (votes: 34,431 - vote share: 57.4%)

Four out of the 21 Conservative MPs that lost the whip were re-elected. Some others had the party whip reinstated but retired from politics standing down before the 2019 election. Five of them stood as Independents only to lose.