Wimbledon MP Stephen Hammond sacked after rebelling in controversial Brexit vote

Stephen Hammond was tonight sacked as Conservative Party vice chairman after rebelling against the government on the controversial Brexit Bill article 7 amendment.

The Wimbledon MP voted with Conservative rebels to guarantee parliament a final vote on the Brexit deal, in a humiliating loss for the government.

Just moments after the vote, Mr Hammond was fired from his vice chairman role by party whips.

Mr Hammond defended his vote on Twitter, saying he put the country before the party.

He is a notable Remainer in parliament, and was one of 15 Conservative MPs to feature on the Daily Telegraph’s controversial ‘The Brexit Mutineers’ front page.

Prominent Brexiteers vented their fury at Mr Hammond, and others who voted for the amendment tonight, with Unherd founder Tim Montgomerie calling for his deselection.

Mr Hammond was elected as Wimbledon MP in 2005, and retains a majority of 5,622.

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