Michael Dugher MP, Labour’s Vice-Chair, responding to reports in the Guardian about Conservative MP Chris Heaton-Harris, said:
“Even the Tory campaign manager doesn't think people should be supporting the Conservative candidate. If Chris Heaton-Harris doesn’t have faith in the Tory candidate and his party, the public shouldn't.
"Last week the Tories withdrew the whip from Nadine Dorries for going on I'm A Celebrity. For a Tory MP to support a rival candidate in a by-election in order to try and change government policy is surely an even more serious betrayal of his party. David Cameron should show some leadership."<div>