Dorries awaits clarification on peerage before resigning as MP

The former culture secretary, Nadine Dorries, has acknowledged that she won’t officially step down till she receives clarification from Downing Street concerning why her peerage was not granted. In a series of tweets, Dorries addressed speculations surrounding her determination to delay her resignation from the House of Commons, which she initially introduced her intentions to do on Friday. She emphasised it’s “absolutely my intention to resign” however added that she is at present awaiting answers from the House of Lords Appointments Committee (HOLAC), Cabinet Secretary Simon Case, and the Cabinet Office.
Dorries posted on Twitter: “I have requested copies of WhatsApps, textual content messages, all emails and minutes of meetings both formal and informal with names of senior figures unredacted.” She claimed that her understanding of the incident made this step “sadly needed.” Nadine Dorries has insinuated that “sinister forces” were answerable for the omission of her name, together with Tory MP Nigel Adams and former COP26 president Sir Alok Sharma, from Boris Johnson’s controversial resignation honours listing.
Downing Street has denied allegations that Rishi Sunak or any members of his Number 10 group prevented the trio from receiving peerages. Unconventional accuses Number 10 officials of not speaking vital data from the Lords’ vetting body, which might have required her to conform to resign from the Commons and be part of the upper chamber within six months or be excluded from the record.
In a passionate Daily Mail article on Tuesday, Dorries acknowledged: “I imagine sinister forces conspired towards me and have left me heartbroken – but that emotion gives me all the strength I must keep on fighting.”
Following the perceived snub, Nadine Dorries announced her choice to step down as an MP, triggering a by-election in her Mid Bedfordshire constituency. Boris Johnson and Nigel Adams similarly resigned on Monday. As a outcome, Conservative Chief Whip Simon Hart organized a motion for by-elections in Johnson’s Uxbridge and South Ruislip constituency and Adams’s Selby and Ainsty seat. These votes are scheduled to take place inside 21 to 27 working days, probably on both thirteen or 20 July.
However, the by-election in Dorries’s Mid Bedfordshire constituency could additionally be postponed until the later part of the year if she fails to formally resign. This might lengthen the turmoil Rishi Sunak faces, as he makes an attempt to defend three Conservative seats amid poor polling and public battle with Johnson.
On Wednesday, Tory MP Aaron Bell expressed his opinion on BBC Radio 4’s World At One programme: “I suppose it will be good for her constituency in Mid Bedfordshire… if they may have correct illustration, as a result of Nadine’s barely been seen in parliament these final six months while she’s been earning money on telly.”

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