September 3, 2019 / 9:47 PM / 12 days ago

All Conservative rebel Brexit lawmakers being kicked out of party: BBC

LONDON (Reuters) - All 21 lawmakers from the ruling Conservative Party who voted against the government to back a motion to seize control of parliamentary time to try to block a ‘no deal’ Brexit are being kicked out of the party, the BBC’s political editor said on Tuesday, citing government sources.

The group includes former finance minister Philip Hammond and Nicholas Soames, the grandson of former prime minister Winston Churchill.

Reporting by Costas Pitas; editing by Kate Holton

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