MPnot partof PMplot
Stirling MP Stephen Kerr this week insisted his Conservative colleagues at Westminster were still supporting Prime Minister Theresa May.
Mr Kerr was speaking after national newspapers reported 40 ‘rebel’ Tory MPs had agreed to sign a letter of no confidence in Mrs May. The number is eight short of that required to trigger a leadership election. And news of the plot comes after reports of directionless Brexit negotiations and allegations of sexual harassment in the London Parliament.
Mr Kerr said he was not one of the 40 ‘plotters’ and added: “In Westminster, the picture is very different from what is reported in some parts of the national press. Conservative MPs are behind the Prime Minister and the Government is working hard in the national interest.
“The vast majority of people across Scotland and the UK want us to focus on what we are elected to do and no one wants more elections or referendums at this critical time for our country.”
Mr Kerr said the PM’s “swift action” in ensuring a cross party approach on sexual harassment in Westminster should ensure a fair and robust process for allegations to be properly investigated.