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Jonathan Gullis Caught Confused On Camera

Jonathan Gullis Caught Confused On Camera

[ad_1] The Stoke MP was caught on camera looking rather bewildered as she crossed the floor just before prime minister’s questions. Gullis, who is a deputy chair of the Tory Party, could be seen watching Elphicke being ushered towards the Labour benches, seemingly struggling to take in what was going on. When the penny finally drops, he leans forward and taps Conservative MP Paul Bristow on the shoulder to talk about what he’s just seen. He then turns to another colleague while pointing across at where Elphicke, the MP for Dover, had taken her seat. Gullis’ reaction was echoed by MPs across the chamber, not least Tories left furious at Elphicke’s decision. Speaking outside the debating chamber, transport minister Huw Merriman told the BBC: “I’m absolutely staggered. I’ve seen some sights in this place, but the lack of scruples on this one is a new bar that Natalie Elphicke has created. “Just recently she wrote a Daily Mail article saying don’t trust Labour on immigration, they really want open borders, and now she’s sitting with …

Labour Frontbencher Mocks Jonathan Gullis Amid Tory Losses

Labour Frontbencher Mocks Jonathan Gullis Amid Tory Losses

[ad_1] Tory MP Jonathan Gullis was told by a Labour rival that he will be “toast” at the general election as Conservative councillors lost their seats across the country. Shadow postmaster general Jonathan Ashworth goaded the Tory deputy chairman during the BBC’s local election results programme. Gullis was elected MP for Stoke-on-Trent North in 2019 and has a majority of 6,286. After seeing that the Tory police and crime commissioner in Lincolnshire had managed to hang on, despite a 16% swing to Labour, Ashworth said: “That’s quite a swing, isn’t it?” Turning to Gullis, he said: “You’d be toast, if there was a 16% swing to Labour, wouldn’t you?” Gullis replied: “I’m laughing because Jonathan wants me to go. I don’t fear anything in Stoke-on-Trent North.” The pair clashed as Tory losses continued to mount across the country. [ad_2] Source link

Jonathan Gullis Replaces Lee Anderson As Deputy Tory Chairman

Jonathan Gullis Replaces Lee Anderson As Deputy Tory Chairman

[ad_1] Jonathan Gullis has been appointed deputy chairman of the Conservative Party as the Tories look to fill a Lee Anderson-shaped hole in their line-up The outspoken Anderson quit the post on January 16 in order to rebel against Rishi Sunak’s Rwanda plan, and has since left the party entirely to join Reform UK. More than two months on, the Conservatives have now elevated Gullis, MP for Stoke-on-Trent, to the prominent party position Like Anderson, Gullis is seen as a “Red Wall” MP prepared to speak plainly on certain issues. It comes during a government reshuffle after two ministers quit the government. Armed forces minister James Heappey and skills minister Robert Halfon are also standing down as Tory MPs at the general elections. Writing on social media this evening, party chairman Richard Holden said: “Great to announce that the inimitable Jonathan Gullis is becoming one of our Conservative deputy chairmen. “The non-stop campaigning MP for Stoke On Trent North, Kidsgrove and Talke is a formidable addition to the team as we build to the general …

Gary Lineker dared to stand against Tory MP Jonathan Gullis | Politics | News

Gary Lineker dared to stand against Tory MP Jonathan Gullis | Politics | News

[ad_1] Gary Lineker has been challenged by a Tory MP to settle their bitter feud once and for all – by standing against him at the next general election. The war of words between Jonathan Gullis and the Match of the Day presenter started when the BBC star tweeted his views on the Rwanda migrants scheme. Mr Gullis, who represents Stoke-on-Trent North, claimed the former England and Tottenham player had breached BBC impartiality guidelines by speaking out about the plan to deport illegal arrivals to the African country. The Conservative wrote a complaint to Tim Davie, the corporation’s director-general, but Lineker hit back by saying: “Jonathan hasn’t read the new guidelines … or, should I say, had someone read them to him?” In an interview tonight with journalist Sophy Ridge on Sky News, Mr Gullis said: “Gary’s constantly trying to get likes on Twitter, or X as it’s now called.” He said that “if the BBC’s name is going to keep getting dragged through the mud” with “all the many presenters … who have to …

Tory MP Jonathan Gullis challenges ‘virtue-signalling’ Gary Lineker to stand against him at next election | Politics News

Tory MP Jonathan Gullis challenges ‘virtue-signalling’ Gary Lineker to stand against him at next election | Politics News

[ad_1] A Tory MP has thrown down the gauntlet to former footballer Gary Lineker, telling him to stand at the next election amid an ongoing feud with the BBC presenter. Jonathan Gullis criticised Lineker last month on social media for signing an open letter against the Rwanda bill, claiming it breached the BBC’s new impartiality rules. Howerver, the Match Of The Day star hit back on X, saying the MP had not read the new social media guidelines, suggesting he couldn’t read. Image: Mr Gullis (left) said he would ‘absolutely’ beat Lineker at the polls Asked about the row on Sky News, Mr Gullis said: “Gary’s constantly trying to get lots of likes on Twitter, or X as it’s now called… I think Gary needs to spend less time virtue-signalling and more time talking about football, which he’s actually very good at.” He said he would “absolutely” beat Lineker at an election in his constituency of Stoke-on-Trent North, adding: “Let the public decide.” Mr Gullis has been an MP for the constituency since 12 December …