Lord Heseltine loses Tory whip after endorsing the Lib Dems

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Conservative peer Michael Heseltine has had the party whip withdrawn after saying he would vote for the Lib Dems.

The ex-deputy prime minister has said he would not back the Tories in this week’s European Parliament elections because of its pro-Brexit stance.

A Tory Party spokesperson said Lord Heseltine’s views on Europe were “longstanding and sincerely held”.

But he added that endorsing another party was “not compatible with taking the Tory whip”.

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