Lib Dems to table ‘Dosser Dorries Bill’ to force by-election in Mid Bedfordshire

“We need an end to this sorry saga, once and for all”
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The Liberal Democrats are set to table a bill as soon as Parliament returns which could see Nadine Dorries suspended as an MP and trigger a by-election in Mid Bedfordshire.

The Liberal Democrats are set to lay down what they call a ‘Dosser Dorries’ motion to suspend her for 10 days if she doesn't show up to Parliament by September 14.

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The party’s Deputy Leader Daisy Cooper is planning to table the motion on the first day of the parliamentary term on Monday, September 4.

This is the latest bid to force Dorries to resign, and the Liberal Democrats are urging the Government to allow MPs to vote on it as soon as possible. If the motion is passed, a 10-day suspension would trigger a recall petition and allow her constituents to force a by-election.

To the uninitiated – back in June – Dorries announced she would resign "with immediate effect”.

However, she reneged on this, saying she wouldn't jump until she got more information on why she was denied a peerage.

Daisy Cooper MP said: “For months Nadine Dorries has treated the people of Mid Bedfordshire with contempt and taken them for granted.

“As thousands of people struggle to get a GP appointment and face steep hikes to their mortgages, Nadine Dorries continues to be missing in action. What’s worse is that the Conservatives just don’t seem to care that they’re letting people down.

“We need an end to this sorry saga, once and for all. Nadine Dorries must resign, if not then this Government must do the right thing and force her to. Every day that Rishi Sunak sits on his hands the people across Mid Bedfordshire are being failed.”