Michael Heseltine, the former Deputy Prime Minister, has been suspended from the Conservative Party following his comments that he intended to vote Liberal Democrat in this week’s European elections. A spokesperson for the Conservative Party said that the whip was being withdrawn because Heseltine was endorsing another political party.
Heseltine said in a statement to Sky News:
“They can take away the whip but they cannot take away my integrity, my convictions or my experience. I am a Conservative.”