EXCLUSIVE: Tory MP Henry Smith on why he is voting against the government.

Tory Rebel Henry Smith has revealed to tbg. this evening that he will be voting against the government in the EU Budget vote later tonight.

With the debate in the House of Commons about whether to demand a cut in the EU Budget well underway Mr Smith exclusively told tbg.:

"I cannot look my constituents in Crawley in the eyes who are having to restrain their spending to clear up Labour's mess and then turn round and say that the inefficient, remote, wasteful and undemocratic institution of the EU should be granted an increased budget."

"I reckon 90% of Britain's would support this stance especially during times of austerity."