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But do the CLPs have any means to replace and elected MP? That is the meat of the issue.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Tue Aug 2nd, 2016 at 03:11:44 PM EST
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They cannot remove a stting MP from his seat in the House because that MP was elected by the voters in that constituency and he is their MP, not the pary's.

However, they are entirely within their rights to replace them as their candidate at the next election if they have left the party.

Right now, there is a debate as to whether the local party have the right to remove that endorsement from a sitting MP who hasn't left the party, but whose behaviour or political philosophy the membership deem  no longer acceptable.  

However, the national party do retain that right. Simon Danczuk, MP for Rochdale, will be removed by the national party at the next election

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Aug 3rd, 2016 at 05:36:56 PM EST
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