Sir Michael Fallon 'a massive loss for the Conservative Party', says Nadine Dorries MP

Sir Michael Fallon 'a massive loss for the Conservative Party', says Nadine Dorries MP

The MP for Mid Bedfordshire spoke to Julia about the former Defence Secretary's resignation

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Nadine Dorries MP has said Michael Fallon's resignation from the Cabinet represents a "massive loss" for the Conservative Party. 

The former Defence Secretary left his position in the wake of allegations made against him in a dossier of MPs. 

Earlier in the week, he had apologised for repeatedly touching Julia Hartley-Brewer's knee at an event in 2002. 

Gavin Williamson, the former Chief Whip, has been appointed as his replacement.

Dorries, the MP for Mid Bedfordshire, said Fallon had been a major asset for the Tories.

She told Julia Hartley-Brewer: "He’s an absolutely huge loss, he's a huge operator for us.

"He was the one who said Ed Miliband had stabbed his brother in the back which got huge political traction for us.

"He’s going to be a massive loss to the Conservative Party, he was one of our most effective secretaries of state.

"We’re operating now as a party where almost 70% of MPs are new intake. We need the experience of people like Michael Fallon."

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