Letter: 28 October 2011

Rebelling isn’t enough

MARK Reckless and Tracey Crouch defied the whips and voted for the motion [for a EU referendum], but Rehman Chishti ignored a majority and sided with the Prime Minister.

In politics, your constituents come before your party and your career. I have moved from Medway so will not have a vote, but in 2015, when Gillingham and Rainham is likely to lose a Tory stronghold and gain a Labour stronghold, I hope Mr Chishti knows how hard he needs to persuade the constituents he betrayed that it won’t happen again if he wants to regain the trust.

Former Medway blogger Alan W Collins, Birmingham