Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Bebb de-selection call

Guto Bebb's future as Aberconwy MP appears to be under threat after calls for him to be de-selected.

The calls were made by local solicitor Dylan Moore, who Bebb wrongly accused in Parliament of being the co-author of a local blog called The Thoughts of Oscar. The entire blog has since been removed by the author Nigel Hughes, who maintains he was the only person responsible for it.

We reported here how Bebb had made very serious allegations against Dylan Moore, allegations he has now withdrawn and apologised for - presumably to avoid legal action. It's incredible that any MP would make such a wild accusation without testing the evidence and supports the view of many that his prime aim was to connect neighbouring Tory MP David Jones with the blog.

Moore's deselection call is significant because he is a business partner of Clwyd West MP David Jones, who has a long-standing rivalry with Bebb. It will be interesting to see if and when Tories in Aberconwy respond to the call, especially given Bebb's fragile relationship with some of them.

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