Dorries: 'Interesting turn' to be suspended

Nadine Dorries told ITV1's Daybreak said it "was an interesting turn" that she had been suspended from the Conservative Party following her decision to appear on I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!

Dorries on Daybreak
Nadine Dorries said the decision to suspend her from the Conservative Party was 'interesting'. Credit: Daybreak

She added: "There are lots of MPs who take lots of weeks off during parliamentary time and their whip isn't suspended.

"So, I think what happened was that maybe the powers that be in my party thought I was going to use my time in the jungle to talk about them and not the about the issues that concerned me and interested me and I think it was a kind of cautionary measure."

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