THE Conservative MP that will face a challenge at the next General Election from his former colleague has said that his opponent will be “unpopular”.
Sir John Redwood has been Wokingham’s MP since 1987. On Saturday, the Liberal Democrats announced that Dr Phillip Lee would contest the seat in the forthcoming General Election, instead of his current Bracknell seat.
“I quite understand why Dr Lee feels he cannot face his own electors in Bracknell after letting them down so badly by joining a party he strongly opposed in the 2017 election and crossing the floor of the House to upstage the Prime Minister,” Sir John told The Wokingham Paper.
“He will be unpopular with Conservatives for changing sides, and with some Lib Dems who dislike many of the views he expressed and voted for as a Conservative until recently.”