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Are Conservative members who endorse the Brexit Party at risk of expulsion?

To find a satisfactory answer we must bury deep into the Conservative Party’s constitution

By George Peretz  

Photo: Hannah McKay/PA Wire/PA Images

A few days ago, Tim Montgomerie—a prominent Conservative commentator—tweeted that he would be voting for the Brexit Party and its lead candidate in his area, the former Conservative minister Ann Widdecombe, “with enthusiasm.” And a poll of party members on Conservative Home found that three in five of them planned to vote for the Brexit Party in the forthcoming European Parliament elections. By doing so, are they putting their membership—and their ability to vote for the leader in any future Conservative leadership election—at risk?

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