EXCLUSIVE: Tory MP Tells TBG He's Been Approached by UKIP as Speculation Intensifies Over Defections.


Favourite to skip to UKIP Tory MP Hollobone

There's intense speculation today that Philip Hollobone is the next Tory MP about to defect to UKIP.

Even though under the understood 'six month rule' there cannot be a by-election the rumours were sparked at 9.30am yesterday morning when the Tory MP, dressed in a purple tie, helped swear UKIP's newest MP & Tory traitor Mark Reckless back into the House of Commons in record breaking time with Douglas Carswell.

Reckless had only won the Rochester and Strood By-election five hours earlier.

Hollobone then voted with turncoats Carswell & Reckless and the Labour Party later on as regards some health legislation.

The move has prompted the bookies to make Hollobone the new favourite to be next to defect at just 2/1 ahead of Mark Pritchard at 3/1, Crawley MP Henry Smith at 5/1 and Wellingborough's Peter Bone at 6/1.

TBG can also reveal that UKIP have already sensationally approached one Tory MP to discuss tactics at the next election.

Lincoln University graduate Martin Vickers, who was the agent for euro-sceptic Edward Leigh before becoming MP for Cleethorpes in 2010 says UKIP did approach him with a view to them "not standing in Cleethorpes in return for the Tories giving Victoria Ayling a free run in Great Grimsby."

The offer was flatly refused and even though Vickers has a record for rebelling on the issue of Europe and, like Peter Bone and Philip Hollobone, is holding his own mini EU Referendum in his constituency, he too has rejected talk of a defection.

Lincoln City Councillor and Tory candidate for Grimsby Marc Jones must have gone nuts.