On Friday 26 April, the weekly organisational bulletin from CCHQ contained the following unambiguous words:
"...the Party Board remains clear that all Party members, including elected representatives at all levels, are expected to fully support the Party in all elections. Campaigning for or endorsement of any other political party is incompatible with membership of the Party, as is made clear in the Party Constitution, and the Board will not hesitate to continue to enforce these rules."In today's Sunday Times, Lord Heseltine announced that he would be voting for the Liberal Democrats at next Thursday's EU elections.
He went on to say, "I will retain membership of my local Conservative Association and will continue to take the Conservative whip in the House of Lords."
I am afraid CCHQ must act on this, and treat Lord Heseltine's public disclosure of disloyalty as they would with anyone else. Just for clarity...as Alan Mabbut wrote:
"...endorsement of any other political party is incompatible with membership of the Party."