Rebel’ and Jake Berry hints at next election date
The Conservatives have a new word for what Michael Gove and his colleagues in the House of Commons are called: rebels.
According to the Daily Telegraph, the Tory party is keen to “rebrand” the rebels as “independent-minded MPs”.
Gove, who was sacked as Education Secretary by Theresa May in July, insists he is not a rebel.
“I don’t see myself as a rebel,” he said.
“I’m an MP who wants to see the Conservative manifesto implemented.”
Gove was one of the leading campaigners for Brexit and he has been critical of May’s Chequers plan for leaving the European Union.
Berry, minister for the Northern Powerhouse and Local Growth, hinted at the next election date.
“We’re not going to be in government in 2023,” he said.
“We’ll be in government in 2023.”
The next general election is due to be held in May 2023.
Michael Gove has insisted that he is not a “rebel” and Jake Berry has hinted at the next election date.
- Michael Gove:
Michael Gove has insisted that he is not a “rebel” and said that he is committed to the government.
- Jake Berry:
Jake Berry has hinted at the next election date, saying that it will be “before May 2023“.
Jake Berry, MP for Rossendale and Darwen, has hinted that he may stand down at the next general election.
In a statement, Berry said that he would not make a final decision until later in the year, but that he wanted to ensure that there was a “strong local candidate” to replace him.
Berry has been MP for Rossendale and Darwen since 2010. He was previously Deputy Chief Whip and Minister for the Northern Powerhouse.
Berry’s statement comes after Labour suffered heavy losses in the local elections earlier this month.