Given the near fatal blow suffered by 'Change UK' today, this is a timely petition. Six of those MPs have now resigned from two different parties this year and not a single by-election has been fought and won. When Douglas Carswell and Mark Reckless defected from the Tories to UKIP in 2014 they both instigated by-elections. As they both won those by-elections they spent the rest of that Parliamentary term legitimately elected as UKIP MPs. So come on Soubry and co - what are you afraid of?
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