Jacob Rees Mogg has told his fellow MPs to respect their constituents’ vote on Brexit, despite his area of Bath and North East Somerset voting overwhelmingly to remain in the European Union.
The outspoken MP says the Conservative Central Office has launched “an effective campaign to hold to account MPs whose constituents voted leave but seek to stop Brexit”.
But he made no account of any action against MPs whose constituents voted remain but are pushing for a hard split from the EU.
Rees-Mogg is one of many prominent Brexiters who represent pro-Remain constituencies, although that was largely swung by a liberal Bath majority.
Victoria Borwick backed Leave despite her Kensington constituency voting in 68.8 per cent in favour of Remain. Anne Main also backed Leave against the wish of her constituents (62.2 per cent), as did David Burrowes (62.1 per cent), Graham Brady (61.4 per cent) and many others.
Prime Minster Theresa May’s Maidenhead constituency also voted to remain in the European Union.