Sunday 17 February 2019
Last year we encouraged our supporters to join the Conservative Party to shape the future of the country.
Using our organic reach on Twitter we delivered two and a half million impressions over the summer, calling on Brexiteers to join the Tories as a Blue Wave to make the Conservative Party conservative again. In the autumn our Dirty Dozen ad campaign, targeting the pro-Brexit constituencies of the twelve worst Tory Remainers, reached more than a quarter of a million unique people on Facebook – funded by generous donations from the public. (You can fund our work by making a donation to Leave.EU through this link.)
You answered our call in the tens of thousands and now your commitment to the cause of national independence is paying off. Through 2019 we’ve been putting together a network of like-minded Conservative members in the constituencies of Tory Remainers. Backed by a social media push on deselection that made five million impressions on Twitter in the last month, we’ve responded to thousands of emails and put together groups in the key constituencies.
Nick Boles’ constituency association in Grantham has already voted unanimously to reopen selection proceedings, opening the way for the arrogant, single market obsessed MP to be struck off as Conservative candidate in the seat.
Our supporters in South Cambridgeshire and Beaconsfield are set to do the same to Heidi Allen and Dominic Grieve too, with plans in place to move motions of No Confidence at Annual General Meetings on the 8th and the 29thof March respectively.
We are also pleased to report that Leave.EU supporters in Totnes are prepared to deliver the necessary signatures in their seat to begin the same process against Sarah Wollaston – the duplicitous Tory MP who pretended to back Leave, “defected” to Remain, and is now threatening to quit the party if the prime minister delivers a true Brexit.
With business minister Richard Harrington telling Eurosceptic MPs to leave the party, Damian Collins continuing to run an anti-Brexit witch hunt in the DCMS select committee, and Anna Soubry complaining about a “purple Momentum” (with numbers in Broxtowe reaching a critical mass, she’ll learn a lot more about this in the coming weeks…), it’s clear that we’ve got them rattled.
Now is the time to make a final push and rid the Tory Party of these dreadful Europhile politicians for good.
We stand at a moment of unparalleled uncertainty in parliament, with a government who have been defeated in the Commons seventeen times. Every vote brings a new question of parliamentary arithmetic, and the eventual result hinges on a handful of votes.
It’s more important than ever to bring pressure to bear on the worst pro-EU Tory MPs. We need to remind their colleagues that grassroots Tories want a proper Brexit, not the various forms of betrayal and capitulation being peddled by high profile Remainers. They need to know that we’re well organised and prepared to bring consequences down on those who defy the popular will – as we’re doing right now to Boles, Grieve, Allen, and Wollaston.
But we need your help. As we build up the numbers required to begin the deselection process in even more seats, we’re going to be fighting back against organised attempts to sabotage our work by the political class and Conservative Campaign Headquarters – who, in many cases, forced these candidates on their constituencies to begin with.
You can help us fight back with a donation to our campaign, allowing us to devote greater resources to the battle for local democracy in the Tory Party. And if you haven’t been in touch with us so far, and you’re a member of the Conservative Party with a Remainer MP, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at this link to learn more.