Dear Association Member,
I am sorry to have to inform you that Nick Boles has decided to resign as a member of the Grantham & Stamford Conservative Association.
Philip Sagar, our Association Chairman is currently severely indisposed as Jane, his wife is terminally ill and is not expected to survive long, so he has asked me to cover for him as Vice President. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Philip and his family in these very difficult times.
As you are all aware Nick has been at odds with the local party and the Prime Minister for some time, so this announcement does not come as a complete surprise but the timing does leave at lot to be desired.
I understand that it is Mr Boles intention to carry on as the MP for Grantham and Stamford until the next General Election despite being elected to represent us in Parliament.
Our Association AGM will be on March 28th where we can begin the process of selecting a new candidate to represent us at the next election or earlier if Mr Boles takes the honourable course and resigns his seat.
This is very disappointing for us all as once again we have been betrayed by our parliamentary representative but I am confident that we will continue to work together to support the Conservative cause in this part of Lincolnshire.
Cllr Martin Hill OBE
Vice President of the Grantham & Stamford Conservative Association
Leader of Lincolnshire County Council