Anne Marie Morris – 2022 Comments on Losing the Conservative Whip

The comments made by Anne Marie Morris, the MP for Newton Abbott, on 12 January 2022 after losing the Conservative Party whip for supporting cuts to energy bills.

It is deeply disappointing to have had the whip removed by the government, especially on a matter of simply standing up for what I believed to be the best interests of my constituents.

I believe removing VAT is the right thing to do and I won’t apologise for supporting measures that would help my hard-working constituents at a time when the cost of living is rising.

I believe that any disagreement over parliamentary procedure will always come second to standing up for the best interests of my constituents.