What does a Tory rebel do after they have had the Conservative whip withdrawn and then voted against the Tories having a conference recess? Go to Conservative party conference of course.
Dominic Grieve has caused a stir this evening at the party’s annual meet in Manchester. The former Conservative MP – who has said he would bring down the government to prevent a no-deal Brexit – made a surprise appearance at the Tory Reform Group’s One Nation Conservative reception.
Among this group of pro-EU Tories, Grieve received close to a hero’s welcome – with many attendees thanking him for his efforts to prevent no deal. However, Mr S understands that he has received pursed looks elsewhere
Steerpike understands he plans to head back to SW1 on Monday.