Lichfield MP insists he’s still loyal to David Cameron despite sacking

Lichfield’s MP has insisted he is still loyal to David Cameron, despite being sacked as vice chairman of the Conservative Party.

Michael Fabricant’s decision to go public over his plans to vote against HS2 legislation has led to the move.

Michael Fabricant MP

Michael Fabricant MP

He also said it was “about time” after Culture Minister Maria Miller’s resignation earlier today (April 9).

He told his Twitter followers the news of his sacking earlier this evening.

“Been asked to resign as vice chairman,” he said. “Refused, so sacked over HS2 and my views on a recent cabinet minister.

“I’m still loyal to DC [David Cameron] and our long term economic plan, but not HS2.”

The controversial high speed rail route is set to cut through parts of Lichfield and the surrounding villages – with neighbouring Conservative MP Christopher Pincher also vowing to vote against his own party on the issue.

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7 Comments

  1. A Cynical Parody

    10th April, 2014 at 6:33 am

    Short-sighted by the PM, surely?
    With his ability to engage with his public on Twitter, Mr Fabricant was proving so effective.
    Of his most recent, insightful, informed and weighty pronouncements on Twitter, I think my favourite was this:

    “It occurs to me: All our good news on the economy is currently as submerged and lost as the Malaysian Airlines flight recorder……”

    What a waste of talent.

  2. JCJ

    10th April, 2014 at 8:07 am

    I read that as: “so if you don’t like what I say or do Im going to sack you”! The chap speaks out against HS2 a thing that will get railroaded (Pardon the Pun) through despite all this protest and then gets the boot for sticking up for the people. What a lovely democracy.

  3. Darryl

    10th April, 2014 at 8:31 am

    New found respect for Mr Fabricant.

    And what a strange political system we have where an MP is demoted because he stands up for his constituents views.

    In a poor week for Cameron, this has punctuated his foolishness.

  4. johnthemon

    10th April, 2014 at 11:50 am

    A good spring cleanout by Cameron and not before time, there are still too many jokers in their pack, even now.

  5. BrownhillsBob

    10th April, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    And the Fabricant self-publicity machine rumbles on. Can’t believe anyone’s taken in by it – or the shambling buffoon act.

    For a ‘rebel’ he’s a surprisingly compliant voting record.

    Keep swallowing the clown act, kids.

    Bob

  6. Rob

    10th April, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    More helpful advice from a correspondent of a different constituency who waxes lyrically about the delights of Walsall Wood but seems to spend all of his leisure time in Staffordshire.

  7. Kate

    14th April, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    Totally agree Rob. It gets quite tiresome