Letter: EU debate - Disappointing vote by MP

Harrogate and Knaresborough MP Andrew Jones (S)
Harrogate and Knaresborough MP Andrew Jones (S)

In the Advertiser last week Graham Whyte wondered which way our MP would vote after the EU debate. We did not have long to wait as according to the BBC he voted to leave the EU.

I accept that MPs are not delegates and are expected to make up their own minds but given his previous pro-remain views I find that a surprising vote.

Some MPs have said that they have to accept the referendum result but as Harrogate voted to remain in the EU that would also suggest that he would vote that way.

I can only conclude that his loyalty to the Conservative party is stronger than that to either his own views or those of his constituents.

I find that very disappointing.

Rob Edwards

Laverton Gardens,