The former Attorney General, who has a 24,543 majority in Buckinghamshire, has been a staunch supporter of the European Union and now dozens of local Conservative members could rise up against him. UKIP candidate Jon Conway is leading the campaign to deselect pro-EU Mr Grieve and told The Sun that 100 Tories will be voting against him.The vote is due to take place tonight, Friday March 29, at the annual general meeting of the Beaconsfield Conservatives and is a members only vote.
Mr Conway said to The Sun: “It’s nothing to do with his extreme support for the EU, it’s because he has gone back on his word and been disloyal to the party and the PM.
“He has told voters he would deliver Brexit and all he seems to have done it to try and stop it.”
A petition on change.org, which has been signed more than 38,000 times, has urged the local association to deselect him.
The petition says: “Dominic Grieve MP does not represent his constituents and does not adhere to the manifesto on which he stood.
“He seeks to further her own beliefs and has attempted to derail the Brexit process and negotiations.”
The Conservative Party Agent for Beaconsfield, Philip Dumville, said to Express.co.uk: “Dominic Grieve is facing a motion of confidence.
“There has been some controversy over the last few months but Dominic has a lot of loyalty and respect after being the MP for 22 years.”
Mr Dumville did not say the vote was linked directly to Brexit, but did say “there is a mixture of things. Brexit is the all consuming factor in the party.”
Last week Mr Grieve said Theresa May’s attack on parliament for blocking her Brexit deal left him “never more ashamed to be Conservative”.
Mr Grieve has supported a second referendum, in December he wrote in the Guardian: “Thankfully, roads have opened that could lead us out of this Brexit crisis. One obvious solution, which is fast gaining support, is to hand the issue back to the country.”